Providing an architecturally appealing structure that complements existing facilities on the Florida Atlantic University campus, Tilt-Up was selected for this project as it provides the University with the look, quality, durability and cost-effectiveness they desired. Demonstrating the viability of Tilt-Up in the higher education market, the method was able to cost-effectively meet the University’s needs. The Student Services Support Center provides more space for important offices and demonstrates a commitment to helping students.
The Tilt-Up panel interaction with radius cast-in-place walls, curtain walls, second floor and roof structural steel made this a very difficult project to layout. This necessitated precise layout to ensure that all phases of this project came together correctly. Temporary legs were used to erect panels that had large openings. A radius retaining wall was used to support the glass curtain wall system, which tied into the Tilt-Up system. A semi-circular walkway is wrapped around the interior of the building and contoured stairs on the inside lead to the exterior.
The neutral color scheme complements the existing facilities on the campus, while the use of tinted glass allows the facility to stand out on the expansive campus. Beige colored panels were placed behind larger Tilt-Up panels to provide a dimensional look and relief to the large building. Further, intricate reveal patterns were used throughout the building. Textured paint was utilized on the exterior of the facility.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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