The new Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, PA incorporates the latest technology to provide emergency medical and surgical services while accommodating a staff of surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and acupuncturist. The 21,000 square foot veterinary referral hospital offers an intensive care unit, CT scanner, radiation therapy, ultrasound, two surgical suites and separate wards for dogs and cats.
Design for the project was provided by PZS Architects, Inc., Philadelphia. The design features prominent use of Dri-Design’s new Shadow Series panels. Each individual panel face is capable of extending in varying depths to allow endless texture and shadow pattern possibilities.
Approximately 1,100 sq. ft. of Shadow Series panels were utilized to create architectural highlights and interest. In addition, the building is also clad with 2,600 square feet of traditional Dri-Design .080” rainscreen panels.
According to David Polatnick, principal-in-charge at PZS, “Image was very important. We wanted to create an identity that would convey confidence and reflect the high level of care offered to pet owners as well as referring veterinarians. The exterior materials made a tremendous impact on the façade. And from a practical standpoint, the use of the Shadow Series panels really helped break up the box and deliver a nice architectural feeling. The shadow lines provide significant depth and help create interest and scale.”
Installation of the Dri-Design panels was done by Metal Structures, Inc., Cinnaminson, NJ.