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Art Museum of Western Virginia Tops Out
Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on October 1, 2007 at 9:10 AM.

This summer, the Art Museum of Western Virginia, located in downtown Roanoke, celebrated the topping out its new museum building. The new 81,000-sq.-ft facility is being built to better accommodate the Art Museum’s growing collection and enable it to meet the demands for its education and outreach programs.

 

The building will be a dramatic composition of flowing, layered forms in steel, patinated zinc, and high-performance glass, paying sculptural tribute to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Construction remains on schedule. Installation of the metal panels that form the exterior wall enclosure has begun, and numerous ZEPPS panels (Zahner Engineered Profiled Panel System), which are used to provide the protruding, cantilevered edges of the building’s undulating roof, have been installed. Once all of the panels and the remaining roofing substructure are in place, the structure will be ready for the stainless steel roof application.

 

Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the Art Museum’s steel was fabricated by Superior Steel, Knoxville, Tenn. (AISC Member). The new facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2008.


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