AEP Span’s Prestige Series® architectural metal panel is featured on the Residence Inn Marriott project, the first hotel in Portland’s famous Pearl District. Located in a revitalized area of the inner city that has earned a worldwide reputation for urban renaissance, the 223-room hotel is LEED Silver Certified. The metal panels not only contributed to the recycled content points, but from a design standpoint offering a broad color choice was essential.
“We used metal in two ways,” stated Gary Golla, Associate, LEED AP, of Sera Architects of Portland, Oregon. “In metal, you can get very bright colors, which was important from a design [standpoint]. Portland can be a gray city in the winter. A range of color options was helpful, and subtle vertical panels with brown colors were used to interpret wood.”
AEP Span provided 22-gauge Prestige Series 12” panels with no reveal in Dark Bronze, Weathered Copper, Regal White, and custom Autumn Gold and Royal Gold. Prestige Series is a concealed fastener metal wall system which provides a clean and distinct design and is available in four reveals. Moreover, Prestige Series is listed within an IAPMO-ES Evaluation Report, ER-0309, certifying its compliance to the 2012 International Building Code (IBC). AEP Span also supplied flat sheets in a custom Cotton White for fabrication by Metposite LLC., Hubbard, Oregon.
The facility is owned by Marriott International Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland. The architecture firm for this project was Sera Architects of Portland Oregon. The general contractor was Howard S. Wright of Portland, Oregon. The subcontractor for the metal panels was General Sheet Metal of Clackamas, Oregon.