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Library’s iconic silo reflects local farming history en route to LEED Silver status

The new Milton Library in Milton, Ga., is a 25,000 sq. ft. building designed to the local vernacular associated with the area’s agrarian and equestrian history. Part of the Atlanta Public Library System, the building’s green design and sustainability features were priorities for the project, which has attained LEED Silver certification.

A major design component and the most distinctive element of the building is an entrance “silo” which, with its high and circular roof line, helps orient patrons and creates an identifiable landmark for the building’s entry point.

The roof of the silo is clad with 2,700 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad tapered panels. Plus, 20,000 sq. ft. of Tite-Loc Plus panels were utilized on the multi-level roof that covers the building’s four distinct forms.

John Salo, vice president of Saco Systems in Suwanee, Ga., the installing contractor, considers Tite-Loc Plus to a Petersen signature panel. “The profile is mechanically seamed, has high uplift ratings and is a very desirable system for owners and design teams.”

Both profiles were finished in PAC-CLAD Stone White Cool Color and fabricated at Petersen’s plant in Acworth, Ga.

Architectural design for the project was created by Stevens & Wilkinson, Atlanta, in association with 720 Design in Dallas.

“Milton is an affluent suburb with very strict requirements and codes related to architectural design,” Salo says. “The design team was seeking a farmhouse look with a silo effect. There were two gabled roofs with a small membrane roof in between with the silo at the entry area. There has been an excellent reaction to the job. The community loves it.”

Saco Systems does a lot of work with Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products. “We enjoy working with Petersen,” Salo says. “We’re doing more and more high-profile projects using PAC-CLAD. We like the product that Petersen produces and the service and expertise they provide. As a customer, I’m just really appreciative of their support.”

Turner Construction Co. provided construction management services for the project. The PAC-CLAD distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties in College Park, Ga.