One Hundred Oaks Mall


The 40-year-old One Hundred Oaks Mall in Nashville has undergone a major transformation to become a significant mixed-use development with the major tenant being Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Playing a role in the shopping center's modernization was a Dri-Design dry-joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen wall system. The system's 40,000 sq. ft. of panels were formed from .080" aluminum and feature a Dove Gray paint finish.

The exterior façade of the 880,000 sq. ft. mall was originally brick, precast and EIFS. The renovation plan required knocking out exterior walls and creating framed openings for windows.

Installation of the Dri-Design panels was done by JWC Specialties, Nashville. According to Mike Johnson, project manager and owner of JWC, the design originally called for ACM to clad the structure. “We had recently finished another Dri-Design job and suggested using it on One Hundred Oaks as a cost saving idea. It really looks good.”

The project's architect was Gresham Smith & Partners, Nashville.

Dri-Design panels can be made from a variety of materials including painted aluminum, zinc, copper and stainless steel, and are 100% recyclable. 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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