University of Dayton

40,000 square feet of .080” aluminum wall panels have helped turn the 1700 South Patterson Building on the University of Dayton’s River Campus into a stunning academic and research building.

The 455,000-square-foot building, located on 115 acres, was built in the 1970s and clad in terra cotta tiles. After so many years of sunlight and water exposure, the tiles started showing their age and some tiles were failing and falling off the building. This really was a safety issue. This was an occupied building with tiles potentially falling five stories to the sidewalk below. The university and construction team proactively reviewed material options to eliminate any safety concerns and ultimately chose our aluminum metal panel system, painted in several tones to play off the existing tile.

Architectural Metal Wall Panels


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