Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, Baltimore

Multiple metal applications were used on Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. There are a variety of panel profiles, perforated column covers and conical skylight shrouds. Additionally, metal panels were used on a pedestrian bridge that connects the east and west sides of the campus.

More than 3,000 panels totaling 52,000 square feet were utilized for the project. The first three floors of the six-story building are clad with a combination of metal panels and, on the eastern elevation facing a parkway, some stone panels.

On an exterior canopy, entry vestibules and other accent locations, Metalwërks’ Arcwall metal wall panels in PPG Industries Inc.’s Duranar XL Pewter coating were installed. The same panels were used for conical skylight shrouds inside the building.

A ground floor terrace opens up to a common area with a colonnade of metal fin sunshades, constructed with Metalwërks’ Metalock perforated column covers in Duranar XL Pewter. At floors three through six, and on a penthouse, Metalwërks’ DBV Rainscreen System in Duranar Sahara Sand were installed. Also on the penthouse, CENTRIA’s Style-Rib metal panels in Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings’ (formerly Valspar Corp.) Marble coating were installed. The fourth floor is clad with Metalwërks’ 0.04-inch aluminum Econowall rainscreen panels in Duranar Beige.

On the pedestrian bridge, ramps and an elevator shaft, Arcwall panels in three colors that match the school’s colors were used: PPG’s Caramel Latte, Pantone Blue and three-coat, high gloss Orange.

Tarek Saleh, senior associate at Ayers Saint Gross Inc., architect of record for the project, says, “We had a ton of unique panels, and everything was custom-made and immense. Metalwërks responded with incredible shop drawings that resulted in a beautiful, clean façade.”

Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management houses an auditorium, classrooms, computer labs, seminar rooms and stock trading center. The business school was completed in October 2015 and the pedestrian bridge was completed in May 2016.