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Rockford Center, Newark, Del.

The first private psychiatric facility in Delaware, the Rockford Center features a new expansion and renovation designed by Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions in 2011. The original center was built in 1974 as a 55-bed unit, and over the years has grown into a 118-bed unit with additional inpatient and outpatient services. The center features 1,058 square feet of 0.032-inch aluminum Belvedere (BWK360) wall panels in Classic Bronze from ATAS International Inc. The panels act as vertical wall accents, producing a subtle yet noticeable, aesthetic effect on the space.

According to Jim Bush, vice president of sales for ATAS, "This project illustrates how well metal integrates with other building materials. At the same time, it shows how metal can be added to accent a particular design feature. By adding vertical metal wall panels around the windows, the designers created different depths, textures and shadows to the building, which creates an inviting space for the patients."

Architect: Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.
Builder: Wohlsen Construction, Lancaster, Pa.
Installer: D. Shinn Inc. Co., Claymont, Del.
Supplier: ABC Supply Co., Stanton, Del.
Metal wall panels: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., www.atas.com

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