Carlyles Watch, in the heart of downtown Columbus, OH, offers the fusion of new, well-appointed apartment units located in an historic, urban setting. The new building includes 54 residences in seven stories in Columbus’ charming Gay Street District.
The building's exterior features a distinctive checkerboard design, created via the installation of 7,000 sq. ft. of Dri-Design® .080 aluminum panels finished in three colors: black, light gray and dark gray. The patented Dri-Design dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system was installed by Thomas Glass, Columbus (visit at www.thomasglass.com). According to project manager Jack Stiles, “This was our first experience with Dri-Design and we found the company easy to work with and the system easy to install. The height of the building was really the only challenge. We were working from a swing stage so we couldn’t efficiently do the entire bottom first. We started from a corner and worked our way up by running the panels diagonally as far as we could and then moved the equipment. Dri-Design did a good job of on-time delivery and quickly handled any issues that we had. The job turned out great.”
Architectural design was provided by Meyers Welsh Architects, Columbus. The general contractor on the project was Ruscilli Construction Company, Columbus.
Dri-Design panels can be made from a variety of materials including painted aluminum, zinc, copper and stainless steel. Panels are available in any Kynar color in both standard and custom sizes.