_M5A3014JWDA’s recently completed Social and Behavioral Sciences Building at San Diego Mesa College is featured in the September 2015 issue of Metal Architecture.  The three-story, 73,700-square-foot project was completed in February 2015 and is on track to obtain LEED® Silver certification.  The academic facility is comprised of classrooms, labs, administrative offices and a series of outdoor courtyards and entry courts that connect the building to the surrounding campus.

Natural light, material selection and modern design elements shaped the building.  Featured products include VMZinc metal wall panels supplied by Uimcore Building Products USA Inc., Reynobond aluminum composite material (ACM) wall panels and soffit panels supplied by Alcoa Architectural Products and aluminum sunshades supplied by The Airolite Co. LLC.


To read the article in Metal Architecture, please click here.



Design team:

Architect: JWDA
Structural Engineer: BWE / Burkett & Wong Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: MA Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Johnson Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: RBF Consulting
Landscape Architect: Marum Partnership
Contractor: Swinerton Builders


Featured Products:

VMZinc: Exterior Zinc Metal Wall Panels
Reynobond: Exterior Aluminum Composite Wall & Soffit Panels
Airolite: Exterior Aluminum Sunshades
Oldcastle Building Envelope: Exterior “Reliance” Curtain Wall & “ICR-225” Storefront and Entry Doors
PPG: Exterior “Solarban60” Low-E Glazing
Armstrong: Interior “Woodworks Grille” Wood Ceiling Panels
Fry Integral: Interior “Graph” Aluminum & Glass Wall Cladding