AIA Middle Tennessee August Chapter Meeting
"Expand Your Vision - Creating Opportunities in Architectural Metals"
This program is designed to excite architects about design and to help them identify the four types of exterior wall systems and their effectiveness, the fundamental principles of Rain Screen Systems and the factors that allow Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Systems to assist in controlling humidity, vapor drive and quality of conditioned spaces. The works of Internationally recognized Architects will be reviewed. MG McGrath Projects include the following:
Denver Art Museum
Architect: Studio Daniel Liebeskind with David Partner Architects
MGM Role: Contract for design assist to develop a custom titanium flat seam wall panel system
including coordination details for building sub-framing, moisture barrier, shop drawings, mock ups and engineering.
Walker Art Center
Architect: Herzog Demeuron/ HGA Architects
MGM Role: Contract for design assist to develop a custom stamped, expanded aluminum mesh wall panel system with structural support and framing system, secondary insulated metal panel building, envelope and drainage details, shop drawings, mock ups and engineering.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect: Sejima + Nishizawa
MGM Role: Contract for design assist to develop building wall panel system and architectural mesh panel system including modules, attachment system for wall panels and mesh panels, drainage details, shop drawings, mock ups and engineering. Contract to supply and install entire building exterior façade including swing stage hanging scaffold access equipment, excluding window systems.
Weisman Art Museum
Architect: Frank Gehry
MGM Role: Fabricate and install stainless steel flush seam panels on this second phase of work MG McGrath is completing on the museum. The Weisman Art Museum project completes architect Frank Gehry's original vision for the Museum, which he designed in 1990-93. The design adds five new gallery spaces to the east and south of the existing museum.
The new addition will be built of stainless steel and terra-cotta coloured brick, continuing the palette of the existing museum. HGA Architects and Engineers of Minneapolis will serve as the local architect for the project.
Target Field Wind Veil
Architect: Ned Kahn
"The Wave" is a giant kinetic sculpture designed by artist Ned Kahn of Sebastopol, California. It forms a backdrop for the plaza of Target Field. There are 51,000 pieces. Every Target Plaza wind veil aluminum panel is approximately five inches long and four inches wide. Each end curl had to be exact, because small plastic grommets inside the curl are used to attach the panels to cables. Kahn's unique wind veils sculpture is approximately 285 feet wide and 60 feet high.
Tampa Museum of Art
Architect: Natoma Architects and Stanley Saitowitz
MGM Role: Contract for design assist to develop perforated metal panel system to wrap the exterior of the Tampa Museum of Art. The 1/8-inch (3mm) thick, clear anodized aluminum has 3-inch (76mm) diameter holes spaced in straight rows 1-inch (25mm) apart. By offsetting two layers of perforated aluminum panels, the architect was able to acheive a ripple effect in the sunlight. In between the layers of aluminum, a programmable LED light system was installed.
Museum of the Moving Image
Architect: Leeser Architecture, Thomas Leeser
MGM Role: MG McGraths Contract is to provide the entire exterior façade of the new 3 story addition. The 15,000 square foot exterior is clad with unique triangle shaped aluminum plate wall panels that give the allusion that they are floating with a contrasting 3" deep reveal system and open joints in the panel system that vary in width that create larger triangle patterns within the façade. The panels have a highly reflective high gloss light blue finish that seems to blend in with the sky as it picks up the reflections of the clouds.
Mike McGrath and David Rassmussen
MG McGrath Inc.
Millennium Maxwell House
2025 Rosa Parks Blvd. | Nashville, Tennessee
11:30 am Registration / Luncheon
12:00 pm Lecture
1:15 pm Adjourn
Cost for AIA Member $20. Non-Members $30
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