Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects designed Round Rock Public Safety Training Center with metal wall panels in colors inspired by police officer and firefighter uniforms: blue, red and gray.
Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate, marketing manager at Linetec, which coated the panels, says, “Color communicates, and a building’s color communicates with an entire community. Not only do blues, grays and reds call to mind the uniforms worn by those we turn to in the event of an emergency, they also convey a sense of calm, comfort and caution.”
On the exterior of the 65,000-square-foot, three-story facility, Kidd Roofing installed 11,600 square feet of Dri-Design’s metal wall panels in Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings’ Fluropon extrusion coatings in Blue Blood, Blue Chip, City Scape and Musket Gray. Linetec also finished panels for stand-alone signage in Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings’ Fluropon extrusion coatings in Crushed Tomatoes and Red Gumball.
“Fluropon coatings are formulated for premium durability; they retain their color and gloss, and resist long-term chalking, to hold up under the intense Texas sun and climate,” Schroeder says. “These 70 percent PVDF, resin-based coatings shield the aluminum against weathering, pollution and aging, as well intense UV radiation.”
Round Rock Public Safety Training Center is on a 73-acre site and its main building houses administrative offices, a gymnasium, 50-yard indoor shooting range and flexible classrooms for more than 200 students.
Laura Hadley, city manager at Round Rock, says, “Quality training is critical to our community. Providing the best possible training environment for our public safety officers is essential to keep up with the demands of our growing city and will control training costs long term.”