The Beth Tfiloh Lower School in Baltimore was moving from an attractive off-site location to the main campus and wanted its new building to be fun and inviting for the students.
Approximately 8,500 square feet. of aluminum wall panels finished in three complementary colors and installed in a checkerboard pattern helped to achieve the desired effect. The .080” gauge panels were finished in fluoropolymer finishes of Colonial Red, Burgundy and Mansard Brown.
“The challenge was that they had a pretty good-looking facility at the off-campus location so we needed to make this new building as good or better,” said Michael Poness, AIA, design principal, WMCRP Architects, Landover, MD. “We wanted a high caliber of architectural design and function—so that led to looking at the materials pretty carefully.”
According to Poness, the director of the school said, “The best way to describe this new building is ‘wow’.”