Sheet Metal ContractorThe James Myers Company, Inc.
Principal EngineerRestoration Engineering, Inc.
The Hylton Performing Arts Center entertains, educates, and enriches the lives of people living in the Northern Virginia community by providing a series of diverse and accessible programs in its state-of-the-art venues.
The exterior and interior copper work occurred exclusively at the Theatre building, which involved a unique architectural design consisting of curved and angled walls, while the roof was fully cladded in architectural copper. The size of the copper roof was approximately 16,000 square feet and the copper wall was approximately 33,000 square feet. In total, there was approximately 80,000 lb. of cold-rolled copper sheet and coil material utilized for the building's exterior.
The roof and wall panels both were constructed utilizing a standing seam configuration, with the roof panels using a double lock system and the wall panels utilizing a single lock system.
At the primary theatre seating and performance area, decorative and curved copper were used for ceiling fins (8 locations). With a depth of up to 6 feet, they were installed to cover plywood sheathing at each of the ceiling and column-beam locations.
This extensive project took approximately six months to complete.
Architectural Category: Standing Seam Roofs and Walls