People: Architect, the Architectural Group, Dayton, Ohio; general contractor, Messer Construction, Dayton; distributor and installer, Spohn Associates, Indianapolis.
Products: Approximately 10,000 square feet of 24-by-42-inch aluminum panels from Dri-Design in Holland, Mich., were used to clad the project. The panels are finished in Sherwood green, sandstone, and patina green. The Dri-Design Wall Panel System is a dry-joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.
Fine Points: The Creative Technology Accelerator is the first building in Dayton’s technology park, known as Tech Town. The 42,000-square-foot, three-story, high-tech facility was built on a brownfield site and will house companies developing business in advanced technology sectors. It has been awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building team wanted a rainscreen system with off-the-shelf standardized panel sizes that wouldn’t require excessive labor. The structural grid was designed around the rainscreen module and the panels were installed in a segmented radius area on one elevation.