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Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College / Columbia, Maryland, United States

Inspiration to Installation

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Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College

Mesh: Slink
Attachment: Custom
“We were looking for a material that was somewhat transparent to act as a scrim element to soften harsh sunlight in the lobby of the Horowitz Arts Center but also to add interest, creating an illusion of walls and lighting in a theatrical context,” said . “Cambridge’s sleek material is functional while performing as the perfect aesthetic detail."
- Will Jovel, Principal, project architect, Design Collective, Inc
  • Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States
  • Year Completed: 2008
  • End Use: Academic, Theater
  • Architect: Design Collective, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
  • Additional Architect(s): Wilson Butler Architects - Boston, MA
  • Construction Manager: Riparius Construction, Inc. - Timonium, MD
  • Owner: Howard Community College - Columbia, MD

Application

Cambridge Architectural’s custom mesh system serves as a symbol of creative design, perfectly representing the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College.  The stainless steel mesh systems provide a large-scale streamlined look that makes an elegant statement inside the building which is home to three performance venues, two art galleries, two dance studios and multiple instructional facilities.

Function

The perpendicular mesh panels strikingly welcome students, faculty and guests into the lobby of the Arts Center with its sleek interior aesthetic. The inherent nature of architectural mesh allows it to cut down on harsh sunlight and only allow quality natural light to pass through, ultimately improving the performance of building occupants.  Furthermore, the dramatically reduced solar heat gain offered by the Cambridge system cuts cooling costs for the facility.

Benefit

Cambridge's flexible metal fabric panels were specifically engineered to ensure an issue-free installation of this interior space. Its lightweight composition requires minimal structural support.  Cambridge mesh is 100% recyclable and virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®.

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