PROJECT AMERICAN EXPRESS LOBBY FEATURE WALL, SUNRISE FLORIDA
DESIGN PERKINS & WILL
GENERAL CONTRACTOR TURNER CONSTRUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT YOUNG
BUILT BY EVENTSCAPE, FEBRUARY 2017
Unique Characteristics & Project Challenges:
This LEED certified project had an aggressive timeline to meet an end of year completion date. Eventscape created one to one prototypes for the designers at Perkins & Will to review all four different joining conditions of the wall. This sample wall system was shipped to the designers to verify all fabrication details complete with a custom stand for review.
The oak straight cut veneer was specified with a clear coat finish. With a total of 80 panels in 4’ x 4’ and 4’ x 8’ , it was imperative that there was consistency of finish across the full length and height of the wall. To meet the LEED certification Eventscape used a water-based finish on the FR-rated plywood.
The base building wall was prepared prior to installation to create a perfectly flat plane using a french cleat system and a custom engineered aluminum shim system to ensure perfect alignment for the 1/8” reveal between panels.
Eventscape also fabricated and installed a custom door frame and ten additional alcove panels to create a smooth transition from the feature to the adjoining rooms.