The new Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA in Cranberry Township, PA is truly state-of-the-art. Located on a 20-acre site, the 80,000 sq. ft. facility includes an indoor aquatics center with four pools, a fitness center, gymnasium, community rooms and a 12,000 sq. ft. wellness center.
“The challenge was to design a building that illustrated the activities inside,” said Ralph Sterzinger, principal and project architect, Ross Schonder Sterzinger Cupcheck P.C., Wexford, PA. “We wanted the architecture to reflect an open, fun, inviting space. At the same time, the cost of materials and systems definitely came into play because the YMCA is obviously non-profit.”
Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of Citadel’s Envelope 2000® metal composite material panels were used to accomplish the design objectives and deliver value as well. The panels were installed using both Citadel’s Reveal (RV) System and Rout and Return (RR) System.
The Citadel panels were finished in Champagne Metallic and custom Orange Copper and interface with rough split face block material. “With the interplay of these different textures, shapes and colors, the design creates an interesting appeal to the community,” according to Sterzinger.
The Citadel RV System was used extensively on two full sides of the aquatic center. “It gave us a nice clean, smooth look that enabled us to get within budget. It was the right system for the application and design that we had,“ Sterzinger said.
The custom Orange Copper RR System panels were used to highlight the entrance.
“The Citadel systems accomplished what was our intention for the design of the exterior of the building,” reports Sterzinger.
Installation of the Citadel panels was done by Mohawk Construction & Supply Company, McMurray, PA. “We’ve installed all three types of Citadel systems and each one has specific benefits,” said Mark Viehman, project manager. “The Reveal system in particular really provides great versatility.”
The general contractor on the project was Landau Building Company, Wexford, PA.
The Citadel sales representative was Brad Bridges, R.J. Bridges Corporation, Carnegie, PA.