Huge student center wrapped in ribbed, flat metal wall panels

After years of hosting activities for its youth at off-site locations, the leadership of Long Hollow Baptist in Hendersonville, Tenn., welcomed back its young people to the main campus with a new student center. The mega-church operates five locations around Nashville and the 44,000 sq. ft. student center is part of a three-phase master plan.

Designed by Design Constructors Inc. in Nashville, the center has become a highly sought after multi-purpose space. The facility includes kitchens, classrooms, indoor and outdoor recreational areas and two large worship spaces with capacities for more than 1,000 students each.

Petersen’s PAC-CLAD 7.2 Panels and the Reveal Wall Panels both figured prominently in the contemporary design of the exterior. Approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of 24 gauge 7.2 Panels finished in Sierra Tan were installed vertically. Additionally, 5,000 sq. ft. of 24 gauge Reveal Wall Panels finished in Aged Copper provided nice color contrast on the front portion of the building.

Donelson Roofing Co. in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., completed the installation of the PAC-CLAD panels. Robert Smith, president and co-owner, said, “The 7.2 Panel is a good profile that’s rigid and sized to provide a lot of coverage. The exposed fasteners are faster and easier to install than concealed fasteners with clips. We worked off a lift to install the long vertical panels on hat channels on a block wall. The job went smoothly and turned out great.”