Rock Hill Law Center

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Challenging police work can be even more cumbersome when operating from offices the size of closets and without the proper technology. An expanded Rock Hill Law Center changed these work conditions for the municipal staff in Rock Hill, SC. The space’s new look was completed with Dri-Design Embossed Panels, bridging the original structure to the addition.

“The metal achieved a complimentary transition between the existing building's precast wall panels and the new expansion's decorative split-faced block that was used,” says Ivan Mccorkle, LEED AP BD+C, transportation project manager for the city of Rock Hill.

Architect Little Diversified Consulting Inc., Charlotte, NC, used the metal panels as a focal point around the entrance of the building to welcome visitors to the center. Achelpohl Roofing, Prosperity, SC, installed 694 square feet of the wall panels in Bone White. Embossed Panels allow a distinctive, three-dimensional accent to be created in almost any shape or feature.

The metal panels were selected because they are a low-maintenance product with a variety of color options. The design team and city officials believed they were the right selection to add a fresh feel to the building and complement metal features on the structure, such as new signage.

Brad Zeeff, president of Dri-Design, adds: “Metal brought a clean, modern look to an outdated space. The dimension that Embossed Panels can achieve is an unique application that, in this case, welcomes visitors to a much-needed upgraded space.”

The $1.7-million addition houses administrative offices for the chief of police, professional standards unit and support services major. A large multi-purpose training room, meeting/conference rooms and additional restrooms also were included.

Photographs by Mark Kempf, St. Louis

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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 the most 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 www.dri-design.com.

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