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St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, Colo.

Grand Junction, Colo. A major expansion and renovation of St. Mary's Hospital is anchored by a new 12-story, 200,000-square-foot tower. The tower adjoins and expands an existing two-level emergency and surgical building and significantly adds 256 current and planned patient rooms. To complement the existing hospital and avoid competing with surrounding mesas and cliffs, architects chose a simple rectangular silhouette for the tower.

The design utilizes brick and glass for the base of the tower to echo the scale and exterior of the existing hospital. As the tower clears the height of the original building, the cladding transitions to Citadel panels and glass for a more weightless, contemporary look. The uppermost area of the tower is clad with 11,000 square feet of Citadel Envelope 2000 Rout & Return (RR) System metal composite material panels in Silver Metallic from Citadel Architectural Products.

Architect: Perkins + Will, Minneapolis
Fabricator/installer: Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, Colo.
Metal wall panels: Citadel Architectural Products Inc., Indianapolis, www.citadelap.com

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