New College of Florida

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At first glance, the New College of Florida academic building in Sarasota is another architecturally pleasing structure. The building, roofed with Petersen Aluminum’s Tite-Loc Plus standing seam metal panels, sets at the entrance to the campus and makes a bold, welcoming statement. But more importantly, the building is the only structure on campus to meet the Hurricane Shelter Approval from the Florida Department of Education. In addition, the mechanically seamed panels also meet the requirements of Miami-Dade NOA and Florida Building Approvals.

Approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD .040” aluminum Tite-Loc Plus panels were utilized in addition to 4,400 sq. ft. of .032” aluminum PAC-850 Soffit Panels, which also has Florida Approvals. 7,000 sq. ft. of PAC Flat Stock was used for flashings. 

Located on a dramatic 140 acre bayfront site, New College of Florida is a residential honors academic institution. The new academic building provides 36,000 sq. ft. of office space, classrooms, and common areas. Design for the projectwasprovided by Moule & Polyzoides Architects, Pasadena, CA and combines vernacular and contemporary design elements consistent with its location on the Gulfof Mexico. The PAC-CLAD metal roof interfaces with masonry walls and hurricane shutters for protection from sun and rain. 

Given the building’s location only 1,100 feet from the edge of the Gulf, the California-based architectural firm hired David Moss of Moss Specs, Sarasota, to provide expertise regarding local codes. With more than 40 years of writing total building specifications, Moss is well known throughout the industry and now specializes in roof and specifications consulting. 

“When I first met with the architects, they were initially considering a Galvalume steel roof,” Moss said. “I’ve seen what Galvalume does in our neck of the woods and in a couple of years, it can really look bad. As a better option, I suggested they go with aluminum and a Kynar finish and they agreed. We specified .040” aluminum but the final test for the shelter code passed with .032” so they actually have a roof that’s even better than what is required.” 

Installation of the PAC-CLAD material was done by Murton Roofing, a TECTA America Company, Miami.

Snap-Clad Panel
Tite-Loc Panel
Tite-Loc Plus Panel
Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
High Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
Snap-On Batten Panel
Redi-Roof Standing Seam Panel
ColorGard® Snow Retention System
PAC-150 90° Single Lock
PAC-150 180° Double Lock
M-42 & M-36 Panels
7.2 Panel
1/2″ & 7/8″ Corrugated Panel
R-41 & R-36 Panels
Coil and Flat Sheet
Flashing and Trim
Custom Fabrication
Anodized Aluminum
Stainless Steel
PAC-750 Soffit
PAC-850 Soffit
Flush/Reveal Soffit
PAC-1000F Column Cover
PAC-1000C Column Cover
PAC-1000R Column Cover
PAC-2000F Column Cover
PAC-2000C Column Cover
PAC-2000R Column Cover
PAC SS Vented Eave & Intake Vent
PAC ECO Vented Fascia
PAC SS Rake Panel & Fascia
PAC SS Ridge Vents
PAC-TITE Angular Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Canted Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Extended Fascia
PAC-LOC Fascia
PAC Snap Edge Fascia
PAC Extended Snap Edge Fascia
PAC-TITE Gold Coping
PAC-Continuous Cleat Coping
Composite Wall Panels
Precision Series Wall Panels
Flush/Reveal Wall Panels