Westin Birmingham


The Westin is part of a master plan to create the Uptown Entertainment District at the existing Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, home to performing arts theaters, signature dining, 220,000 square feet of meeting space and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. In concert with the city’s vision for the entertainment district, the hotel’s bold design – featuring metal products from CENTRIA - leaves a lasting impression of luxury, sophistication and excitement.

This property comprises 294 guest rooms, including 7 suites, a beautifully appointed rooftop pool, lobby restaurant, coffee shop and lease restaurant. All of these spaces were designed with a commitment to memorable, modern style.

Hotels and conference centers present unusual challenges in the area of energy and water efficiency. The design team focused sustained attention on these important issues, leading to LEED® Silver Certification.

The building’s architects specified CENTRIA products because of their winning combination of aesthetics, performance, sustainability and value. IW Series Concealed Fastener Panels help create unique visual effects, featuring concealed fasteners for a clean, unbroken aesthetic that completes the building’s sleek exterior. IW Series panels are cost-effective and all-weather installation capability shortens installation time. The panels can be insulated to meet many levels of thermal protection—contributing to the building’s LEED® Silver Certification.

The architect was Rabun Architects of Atlanta, GA. The CENTRIA products dealer/installer was National Panel Systems of Van Alstyne, TX. The general contractor was Brasfield & Gorrie of South Birmingham, AL.

CENTRIA products used on this project included:

• IW Series IW-20 Horizontal Concealed Fastener Panels - Square Feet: 12,612; Color: Gray Velvet; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance Mica; Gauge: 18

• IW Series IW-41 Horizontal Concealed Fastener Panels - Square Feet: 6,520; Color: Champagne Pearl; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance  Mica; Gauge: 18

• IW Series IW-13 Horizontal Concealed Fastener Panels - Square Feet: 495; Color: Champagne Pearl; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance  Mica; Gauge: 18

• IW Series IW-10 Vertical Concealed Fastener Panels: Square Feet: 708; Color: Dark Bronze; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Fluorofinish®; Gauge: 20

LEED and the related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used with permission.


CENTRIA, a Nucor company, supplies a variety of architetural metal wall and roof systems. For more information, visit CENTRIA.com.

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