Project of the Month

Architectural Metals Enhance Medical Facility Façade

PrairieCare Medical Group’s tenth facility, located in Rochester, Minn., opened in late 2019 with a primary emphasis on providing plentiful natural daylight.

Designed by architectural firm HGA, the project’s vertical metal panels are paired with horizontal courses of woodgrain-patterned aluminum panels in a bright terra cotta finish to highlight the two front entrances, with fiber cement panels, also installed horizontally, in a mixed pattern of neutral grays and creams between the two doorways. HGA used Flush and Reveal Wall Panels from Petersen Aluminum in both 7- and 11-inch widths. Innovative Building Concepts served as the panel installer and MG McGrath Architectural Glass & Glazing was the glazing contractor.

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Go to and click on the September issue to watch a video from our visit with the Ironworkers Local 5 training center in Largo, Md. Look for the photo with the play button in the Contract Glazing department. Simply click on that to be directed right to the video.

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