University of Virginia Medical Center
Type of Facility
The University of Virginia required a building solution for a new medical building that could be installed quickly and with minimal site disruption. Modular construction offered not only the fastest way, but the most eco-friendly, resulting in a 11,500 square foot, 2-story, modular, LEED certified addition to its medical center. Although the university planned for the modular structure to be in place for 10 to 15 years, the final design may now be used as a permanent structure.
The building includes an architectural curtain-wall window system, including fritted glass and sunshades on the west elevation. The exterior features Reynobond panels from Alcoa Architectural Products, each of which consists of two sheets of corrosion-resistant aluminum permanently bonded to an extruded thermoplastic core material. Each panel was field measured and custom fabricated to ensure a perfect fit.