Federal, State, Municipal & Military

Decker Center, Columbia, S.C.

To transform a big box grocery store into Richland County’s 112,000-square-foot Decker Center, a municipal building that houses courthouses and a sheriff’s office, The Boudreaux Group Inc. specified insulated metal panels (IMPs) in three colors: Off White, Chromium Gray, Silver with a Sundance AM coating.

Justin Lucas, senior project architect at Boudreaux, says, “Visually, the building needed to be unified, while eliminating any semblance of its former purpose. We achieved this by blending the metal panels in an artful way, allowing the building’s exterior aesthetic to act as a metaphor for the multicultural area in which it is situated. To add character to the facility, we aimed to break down the scale and have it become a true piece of architecture. This was achieved with the CENTRIA products we used, which allowed to us to create an almost musical rhythm and to add a chameleon-like quality to the building.”

SECO Architectural Systems Inc. installed CENTRIA’s Formawall IMPs in Off White and Chromium Gray across the main building façade. At the back of the building, SECO installed of CENTRIA’s Versawall IMPs in Silver with a Sundance AM coating.