CSO Architects designed St. Thomas Medical Center with a blend of brick, glass and metal composite material panels. Brent Davis, principal at CSO Architects, says the project was a mixture of exterior materials. “The biggest thing we had to deal with was the grade drop of approximately 30 feet going from the north to the south of the building, but the different materials helped tie it together,” he says. Davis says the design played off the look of the existing hospital. “The doctor that owns the building wanted a modern looking building as opposed to a traditional look,” he adds.
Citadel Architectural Products supplied 4,880 square feet of its Panel 20 metal composite material system with concealed fasteners for the 56,000-square-foot building. David Lee, president at B&L Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., the installer for the project, says the two-piece Panel 20 molding system was utilized as an accent between floors, above and around windows. “We also installed it as part of a canopy system at entrances,” he says. “It’s a flush-mount system. You insert the panel into a J at the bottom and on the sides the H moldings attach the system to the substrate. Then you slide the H moldings on the top and secure them, so there are no exposed fasteners. It’s installed over a vapor barrier so you don’t have to worry about moisture behind the system.”
The facility houses Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s outpatient surgery center, outpatient MRI office and offices for two urologists. Additionally, St. Thomas Medical Center features medical and physical therapy offices and St. Thomas Chapel on the second floor.
Architect: CSO Architects, Indianapolis
Installer: B&L Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Bloomington, Ind.
Metal wall panels: Citadel Architectural Products Inc., Indianapolis, www.citadelap.com