Brett Zamore Design was challenged with creating a common aesthetic in three buildings that serve very disparate purposes. Zamore found the solution in the New Millennium Building Systems Versa-Dek® family of products.
“The New Millennium product really caught our eye. It’s unique,” says Zamore, who started his architecture firm in 2007. “We wanted to bring in a character that the product offered, and it tied well to the architecture. It was something we utilized through all buildings; there's a consistency. It helps create a backbone, in a sense, from one building to the next and continues a strong architectural language throughout."
“We felt that this added value to the project, not just short-term, but long-term.”
The Versa-Dek® S Acoustical roof deck sits on wood or wide-flange beams arranged to create a 10-foot-by-10-foot grid system. The Versa-Dek® dovetail design gives the roof deck a lineal, plank-like appearance to match the beams. Zamore liked how the exposed Versa-Dek® roof deck was “beautiful” yet felt at home in an extreme sports facility.
“At the BMX racing facility, we wanted to express the rawness of the material, which connects to the BMX culture,” he says. “The New Millennium product was a perfect fit for us.”
Versa-Dek® does more than unify the ceiling appearance of the three buildings. It also matches the buildings’ corrugated exterior cladding.
“One of the things that was important in the architecture was carrying the same systems from one building to the other,” Zamore says. “All three buildings integrate everything from the Versa-Dek® to utilizing the same exterior and finishes and details and incorporating a similar structural language.”