Warren County Technical School, Washington, N.J.

A technical school with a hi-tech look and improved energy performance describes the recent renovations at this technical and vocational public high school that offers 15 career majors or programs of study, including architecture and engineering, construction trades, electronics, health science and others, for grades 9-12 or adult learners.

Established in 1959, the recent addition gave the school a Performing Arts Center with a theater. Savvas Kyriacou of Arista Builders & Designers, said his company was asked to help update the original building by replacing the metal panels. The building’s exterior also includes brick and glass.

The company installed about 11,500 square feet (1,068 m2) of 0.032-aluminum Metafor (MFP120) panels in Slate Blue from ATAS International Inc.

The use of metal allowed for easy integration of additional insulation to assist in bringing the building up to current environmental standards. In addition, Kyriacou and his team added rigid insulation behind the panels to further improve the building’s energy performance.

When describing the project, Kyriacou noted: “For a technical school, these metal panels are like an advertisement for the school. The panels match the school’s technical purpose and look great.”

Architect: Arista Builders & Designers, Jackson, N.J.
Distributor: Custom Specified Products, Ringoes, N.J.
Metal wall panels: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa.,