Rec center uses three metal wall panels to enhance its exterior

Completion of a major renovation and expansion of the Rosa Jackson Recreation Center in the historic Fort Hill area of Macon, Ga., has met with rave reviews. The project was designed to create a “wow factor,” said Recreation Department Director Reggie Moore. The Center now includes a new multi-purpose room, gymnasium, computer lab, playground and other amenities to help make the Center a family destination in east Macon and beyond.

The project was designed by W/M2A Architects in Macon. The use of aluminum cladding material (ACM) for the exterior was originally considered but the cost was determined to be problematic. As a result, a complementary combination of three PAC-CLAD exposed fastener profiles was specified. Approximately 8,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 7/8-in. Corrugated, 7.2 Panels and M-36 Panels finished in Bone White, Cardinal Red and Cityscape respectively was installed.

The installation was completed by Southeast Roofing Solutions (SRS) in Macon. SRS is a frequent user of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD systems. “If Petersen meets the specifications and I can use them, that’s who I’m going with,” said Mike Kitchens. “It makes my life easier. I’ve been using their material for years. There’s always someone to call if I have a question or an issue—they’re very responsive.”

Kitchens also commented on the use of multiple cladding profiles. “Designers seem to like to mix exposed-fastener systems with concealed-fastener panels. Intertwining both often seems to meet their design aesthetics,” he said.

The general contractor on the project was International City Builders in Macon. The Petersen distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties.