Spokane Community College

The sky’s the limit for applications of our laser cut and metal punch products.  Our products work well in many interior and exterior commercial applications because of the flexibility of design possibilities combined with extreme durability and functionality.  One we particularly enjoyed manufacturing was for Spokane Community College (SCC), a public community college located in Spokane, Washington.  Our goal was to create a decorative panel display of the school’s name that would align with SCC’s philosophies of engagement, innovation, and excellence.

Projects like these involve collaboration between several parties.  In this case, we worked with Carlson Sheet Metal under the supervision of the general contractor, Graham Construction, and  SCC representatives.  Tom Golden and Jeff Hyslop of NAC Architecture designed the perforated pattern. The resulting product is a series of stunning exterior panels made from 16-gauge stainless steel 304 that form the school’s letters “SCC” for everyone to see. The design is constructed with multiple diameter holes and staggered centers. The perforation features 3/8″ diameter holes on 1/2″ staggered centers (51% open area) with additional hole sizes of 1/2″ diameter, 5/8″ diameter, 3/4″ diameter, 7/8″ diameter, and 1″ diameter on 1.700″ staggered centers.

It’s important that the artwork we create is durable, functional, and reflective of the customer’s brand.  In both daylight and lit up in the evening, these punched steel panels for Spokane Community College create an aesthetic look and feel aligned with the culture and philosophy of the school.

A little about Spokane Community College…

The college was established in 1963, and since then, it has been providing quality education and training to students from diverse backgrounds. SCC is part of the Community Colleges of Spokane, which is the largest community college district in the state of Washington, serving nearly 30,000 students annually.

SCC partners with local businesses, industries, and community organizations to provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience, develop leadership skills, and make meaningful contributions to the community. The college also offers a variety of community education programs, such as personal enrichment courses, professional development workshops, and customized training for businesses and organizations.