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The J.D. and Mary West Science Laboratory at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Okla.

A modern, technological aesthetic was created for the J.D. and Mary West Science Laboratory at Southern Nazarene University with curves throughout the design.

A modern, technological aesthetic was created for the J.D. and Mary West Science Laboratory at Southern Nazarene University with curves throughout the design. Flex-Ability Concepts supplied approximately 800 feet of 3 5/8-inch, 20-gauge Flex-C Trac for the 25,891-square-foot project.

Flex-C Trac was installed in clouds in the ceiling, which gave the effect of a curved ceiling. Ronnie Nail, of Nail Commercial Interiors, the installer for the project, says he likes working with Flex-C Trac because it makes creating a consistent, smooth radius easier. "Creating these clouds can be challenging, but with Flex-C Trac they are easier to build," he says.

The Flex-C Trac system is used to frame curves with flexible metal track or plate and may be used with wood or metal studs. The science lab features five biology labs, three chemistry labs, two research labs, office space and a greenhouse.

Metal framing: Flex-Ability Concepts, Oklahoma City, www.flexabilityconcepts.com