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WINTER2015
METRO ARCHITECT
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University of Virginia
Lee Street, Charlottesville, Virginia
The Lee Street Connective Elements project includes a new
bridge over Lee Street between the University Hospital and
the East Parking Garage. CAP manufactured and supplied the
MCM Copper Barrel Roof and ACM White Composite Panels
that form the curved elevated connector and the ACM panels
on the adjacent buildings.
The Copper underside and either end further accent the
Connective Element. Designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Architects LLP and Installed by Glass & Metals, Inc. of
Harrisonburg, VA. The Copper Barrel Roof hides piping and
mechanical equipment. Rubber gasketing was installed
between the curved copper panels to complete the finished
look while allowing future access for maintenance. The shiny
copper panels will eventually, in a matter of months begin to
develop a dull dark patina.
The project ties together the Emily Couric Cancer Center
Project and the Hospital Bed Expansion Project, allowing a uni-
fied sense of place and a new point of arrival with a plaza/traf-
fic oval for better vehicular flow and controls the increased
usage that results from the addition of these two projects.
Washington Lee High School
1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA
CAP's, Tecpan Insulated wall panels are used throughout this
renovation project, contributing to the awarded Gold certifica-
tion in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
program by the US Green Building Council. These 1" thick
insulated metal panels feature a .040 aluminum face, color
Silver Metallic Kynar and comes with a 20 year finish warran-
ty. The Panels were installed by PK Contractors of Lorton,
Virginia.
Designed by Grimm & Parker Architects with offices in
Beltsville, Bethesda and Mclean Virginia, the new Washington-
Lee High School Project has a four-story academic wing which
accommodates 1,600 students in grades 9 through 12. Along
with a large gym, 25 meter x 25 yard competition pool, 850
seat theater, and two new rectangular athletic fields (in addi-
tion to the current stadium).
A stepped terrace leads to the field from the school's student
commons and outdoor eating areas.
The orientation of the new school within the surrounding open
space and the abundant pedestrian connections across the
site that connect neighborhoods adhere to Arlington County's
urban design guidelines, which follow "smart growth" plan-
ning principles.