Apollo Career Center District, Lima, Ohio

As part of a large renovation and expansion project, Garmann Miller Architects specified insulated metal panels (IMPs) in red and white to coordinate with Apollo Career Center District’s colors, red and black.

Bruns Construction Enterprises installed 50,000 square feet of Metl-Span’s 2-inch-thick, 22-gauge CF Architectural Flat Insulated Metal Panels in Bright Red LG and 2-inch-thick, 22-gauge CF Tuff Cast IMPs in Textured White MM. In addition to the IMPs, the design included lots of windows for daylighting, both of which contributed to the project’s LEED Gold certification.

Apollo Career Center was founded in the 1970s and provides education, career and training programs to high school students and adults. The project included 224,000 total square feet and a 100,000-square-foot addition to the high school and continuing education center. The expansion includes a student resource center, 22 academic rooms, three labs, and automotive and carpentry workspaces. The project was completed for $52.8 million in September 2016.