Project Profile - Guilford HS

The copper panels immediately after install in 2014.
Project Name: Guilford High School
Panel Profile: SLR-10,12,16 24ga
Bare copper 200,000 sf
Architect: Tai Soo Kim Partners

When it was time for Guilford High School to receive a complete makeover, the school board contacted the architects at Tai Soo Kim Partners for design ideas.

They wanted the walls to be made up of metal panels with varying widths and sleek standing seam appearance. They decided on Morin’s SLR panel profile with 10, 12, and 16 inch widths using bare copper metal.


Closeup of the panels in 2017.
The major challenge during installation was meeting the required wind loading for the copper panels. The clip spacing is 1’0” oc. When the panels first went up, they oil-canned excessively.

Morin Sales rep Wes Bonney states that it actually “brought some real life and character to the wall”. We have pictures of the panels right after installation and after three years of aging. The aging process gave the panels a natural rusty look with beautiful weather spots and copper accents. The oil canning is not apparent and perhaps even adds to the character of the wall. The SLR profile achieved the sleek standing seam effect that the architect hoped for. As the copper panels continue to react with the elements, not only will they become more durable and resistant to corrosion, they will also continue to evolve in appearance.

SLR copper panels of varying widths 3 years after project completion. 

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