A new entryway and spacious lobby welcome visitors to the new Patient Tower & Emergency Department at the Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Designed to provide a pedestrian-friendly access from the parking area to the hospital, the new entryway and lobby brings a whole new image to the entire facility.
The exterior of the addition was designed to blend with the existing building, while bringing new components in to give it a fresh and modern look. AMERICLAD® AC-1000 composite panels, manufactured by Quality Metalcrafts, LLC / AMERICLAD® in Rogers, MN, complement the existing exterior and bring new life to the main entry.
The AMERICLAD® AC-1000 composite panels, with a clear anodized finish, draw people to the canopy over the main entryway that was once difficult to locate. The same panel type was also used for the soffits, cornice panels, and coping and fascia of the exterior, carrying the fresh new look to the entire front of the new addition. The AMERICLAD® AC-1000 composite panels are a traditional, wet joint panel system that includes a mechanically-fastened clip at the panel joints.
The fresh look of the new exterior carries through into the interior of the lobby, with the same materials and finishes. Quality Metalcrafts, LLC / AMERICLAD® manufactured the composite column covers, with the same clear anodized finish, for both the exterior and interior of the building. The AMERICLAD® AC-10C column covers add a dramatic, yet subtle, element to the lobby that spans three stories high. The open canopy and glass entrance allow natural light into the lobby, providing a very spacious, open atmosphere. The combination of the AMERICLAD® AC-1000 composite panels and the AMERICLAD® AC-10C column covers, in both the exterior and interior, provides a consistent flow from the entryway to the lobby.
Quality Metalcrafts, LLC / AMERICLAD® worked closely with the contractor, Zephyr Aluminum, LLC in Lancaster, PA. The coordination of material releases and shipments to accommodate the construction schedule for both the interior and exterior components of this project played an important role in their success. The architect for the project was Wilmot/Sanz Inc, located in Gaithersburg, MD.