Raymond was contracted by MJ Dean on the UNLV Medical Education Building (MEB) to perform interior development and exterior rain screen walls. Highlights of the interior include a unique amphitheater and a curved showcase stairwell. Construction of the exterior included an overall mix of mediums making for a very appealing façade.
The project’s rainscreen system consisted of 2,500 unique, prefabricated, Terracotta panels stacked in sequence per a specific architectural layout. Walls were standard framed with Gold Coat water barrier applied, added vertical support tracks, and panels stacked in various patterns, with five different panel shapes differing in thickness and height.
Each row of Terracotta panels was approximately 42” in length and differed in stack heights of one to two inches, creating a rain screen façade that blends with the desert landscape while creating a functional exterior facade that will last in the desert climate.
There was precision in achieving the small tolerance and patterned result required by the Terracotta panels. Accuracy of the support tracks and installation clips were crucial to the project’s success.