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Neil Armstrong Academy, West Valley City, Utah

Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects designed Neil Armstrong Academy with a technology infrastructure that is adaptable to shifting educational modalities so it can function as a learning tool.Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects designed Neil Armstrong Academy with a technology infrastructure that is adaptable to shifting educational modalities so it can function as a learning tool. For example, the 95,000-square-foot elementary school features raised flooring throughout all classrooms to provide space for computer cables and flexibility for instructors to adapt the learning spaces to technology.

The $17 million project utilized 10,842 square feet of CENTRIA's 22/26-gauge, 2-inch horizontal Formawall Dimension Series in Silver with an embossed finish and Sundance AM coating, and 760 square feet of CENTRIA's 22-gauge, horizontal IW-14A Concealed Fastener Panels in Silver with a smooth finish and Sundance AM coating. Additionally, 3,700 square feet of CENTRIA's 22-gauge, horizontal BR5-36 Exposed Fastener Panels with MicroSeam Corners in Silver with a smooth finish and Sundance AM coating were installed.

Granite School District's Neil Armstrong Academy is a pre-kindergarten through sixth grade school with more than 750 students. The integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is the school's primary instruction platform.

The project was completed in August 2013. The Utah chapter of the council of Educational Facility Planners International gave the project its Educational Facility Innovation Award of Merit in 2013. Additionally, the American Institute of Architects and the Utah Masonry Council gave the school merit awards.

Architect: Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, Salt Lake City
General contractor: DWA Construction Inc., Logan, Utah
Dealer/installer: Steel Encounters Inc., Salt Lake City
Metal wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa., www.centriaperformance.com