The new St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center in Boardman, OH utilizes more than 25,000 sq. ft. of Citadel Envelope 2000® Rain Screen panels as a key design element. The Citadel metal composite material (MCM) panels were finished in Clear Anodized and interface with brick masonry.
The $77 million, 7-story acute care facility was designed as a major addition to an existing low-rise diagnostic center. The new health center becomes the cornerstone for future campus expansion. Critical to the design was the continuation of the existing structure’s array of exterior forms and materials.
Design for the project was provided by Strollo Architects, Youngstown, OH. “In doing the master planning, we set a palette of material that would accommodate different buildings and perhaps even different architects,” said Rodney Lamberson, vice president/principal. “The palette included a red brick that has been continually produced since the 1930’s and aluminum panels that complement the Center’s crisp format composition and provide a fresh interpretation. Using the Citadel panels helps break down the scale and delivers a very sleek, taut skin that interfaces nicely with the brick.”
The Citadel Rain Screen (RS) system offers ultimate panel flatness and high-end appearance. “I like the Rain Screen system,” Lamberson said. “It integrates very well with the window system and louvers.”
Fabrication of the RS system was done by East Coast Metal Systems, Bellaire, OH. “This type of application is perfect for the Rain Screen system—both aesthetically as well as from a fabrication and installation standpoint,” according to East Coast’s John Hyde.
Installation was done by Carroll Glass, Euclid, OH.