St. Teresa’s Academy featured on ArchDaily, DesignBoom
The Gould Evans-designed St. Teresa’s Academy Windmoor Center is featured on ArchDaily and DesignBoom this week. Zahner was brought onto the project to manufacture the lace-cut plate aluminum facade which wraps the new building on the St. Teresa’s Academy campus.
Because of the substantial thickness and curvatures, several iterations of manufacturing design research went into achieving the elegant curving plate aluminum lace skin. The design team conducted material experimentation and digital fabrication explorations to translate the concept of creating a lace scrim into built form. Material, finish and digital and mechanical tolerances were all precisely coordinated and tested with A. Zahner Company to ensure an elegant translation of the organic design onto the chapel’s waterjet cut aluminum panels.
The end result of this design research is an effortless white facade, closely matching the church lace defined by the design team.