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Baggage claim area at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee

Engberg Anderson Inc. specified Dri-Design's metal wall panels and column covers for the baggage claim area at General Mitchell International Airport.Engberg Anderson Inc. specified Dri-Design's metal wall panels and column covers for the baggage claim area at General Mitchell International Airport. Architectural Products of Wausau Ltd. installed Dri- Design's Shadow Series wall panels and 0.08-inch aluminum standard flat wall panels, both finished in

Bone White and Bright Silver, for the project. Some wall panel details were determined on-site to conform to existing conditions unapparent during the design stages. The smooth Bone White panels cladding the exterior were selected to blend with adjacent white buildings. The Bright Silver panels were installed on a 600-foot-long interior feature wall that runs the length of the building to the exterior. Skylights illuminate the reflective panels.

Designed to be LEED certified, the renovation and expansion project was completed from September 2013 to July 2015 in three phases. It included 45,000 square feet of space on the basement level for five carousels, seven entries, north and south lobbies, gathering space, seven baggage service offices, general offices, restrooms and vending areas. Approximately 4,000 square feet were added to the second floor for 10 offices, north and south mechanical penthouses for HVAC and electrical systems.

Debra Sider, principal at Engberg Anderson Inc., says the metal panels and column covers were installed on existing and new construction and provided durable, easy-to-maintain surfaces. "From an aesthetic perspective, the metal panels provided continuity across the overall building," she says.

Architect: Engberg Anderson Inc., Milwaukee
Installer: Architectural Products of Wausau Ltd., Wausau, Wis.
Metal wall panels: Dri-Design, Holland, Mich., www.dri-design.com