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Carlyles Watch


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 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.

About Dri-Design

DriDesign_logo_020511Dri-Design was founded in 1995 with the successful development of the Dri-Design® Wall Panel System. The system's panels can be installed over commercial-grade Tyvek onto plywood, or they can be used as a sophisticated outboard-insulation, pressure-equalized rainscreen. The 100% recyclable panels can be manufactured from a variety of materials, including zinc, copper, stainless steel, and painted and anodized aluminum. Panels are available in any Kynar color and are sized and detailed to meet the specific requirements of each project. Unique profiles include: Shadow, Tapered, Perforated, Embossed, Textured, Dri-Design® with Corian® EC, Imaging Technology and Inspire. These options create angles, textures, depth, images and performance that cannot be matched. The Dri-Design® Wall Panel System is Dade County and AAMA 508-07 approved. To learn more about the company's products, visit

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