School’s new arts center called “gem” by former principal

Like sports, performing arts can connect schools to their communities. And this is certainly the case with completion of the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosely High School in Lynn Haven, Fla. The high school finally has a performance facility of its own that will provide a much-needed community venue to host lectures, theatre productions and civic programs. With seating for 600, the 16,000-sq.-ft. center creates a dramatic new landmark on the school’s campus.

Designed by DAG Architects in Panama City, the center has been coined “The gem of Lynn Haven” by former Principal Sandy Harrison. The building is a welcoming beacon to the high school behind it and serves as a visible gateway to connect the school to the larger community.

Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD 7/8-in. Corrugated Panels played a key role in the design of the project. The .032-in. aluminum panels were finished in Forest Green and fabricated at Petersen’s plant in Acworth, Ga.

“The architect specified the exposed fastener corrugated profile and we bought the panels from Petersen,” said contractor Brian Kent of Kent Construction and Roofing in Chipley, Fla. “We installed the panels horizontally per the design. It was a relatively straight-forward job. We’ve used Petersen on several roof and wall projects recently and have had a good experience.”

The construction manager on the project was Allstate Construction in Tallahassee. The Petersen distributor was JGA Beacon Group also in Tallahassee.