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Kalama Transportation Interpretive Center, Kalama, Wash.

Craig Collins, president of Collins Architectural Group P.S., and lead designer of the Kalama Transportation Interpretive Center at Port of Kalama, says the vision for the project was to replicate a traditional waterfront warehouse in the 1800s.

Craig Collins, president of Collins Architectural Group P.S., and lead designer of the Kalama Transportation Interpretive Center at Port of Kalama, says the vision for the project was to replicate a traditional waterfront warehouse in the 1800s. "The print used for the exterior walls looked like rust metal and the roof like an old galvanized roof, which lent itself to a turn of the century warehouse," he says.

The center opened in November 2014 and features AEP Span's architectural metal panels in Burnt Rust and Weathered Zinc specialty finishes. The Weathered Zinc print provides the natural look of an old galvanized roof without zinc runoff. AEP Span's 24-gauge, 17 1/4-inch-wide Select Seam Wide Batten Panels in Burnt Rust were specified for the exterior walls to replicate a historical boardand- batten wood siding system. The exterior walls are long expansions and the wide batten breaks up the siding. The Burnt Rust print provides a rustic appearance without rust runoff.

The center is located next to the Columbia River and environmental and natural weather condi- tions were taken into consideration in the design. AEP Span's 24-gauge Span-Lok hp roof system provides weathertightness against high winds and wind-driven rains. Exterior blinds were constructed with AEP Span's 24-gauge Nu-Wave Corrugated panels in Weathered Zinc. Perforated Nu-Wave Corrugated panels with battens were installed in the interior for an acoustical application.

General contractor: Berschauer Group, Olympia, Wash.
Architect: Collins Architectural Group P.S., Longview, Wash.
Installer: Martin Sheet Metal, North Plains, Ore.
Metal wall panels: AEP Span, Fontana, Calif., www.aep-span.com