Drawing respectful inspiration from the uniforms worn by the first responders trained there, blue and grey panels clad the 65,000-square-foot building’s façade.
On May 22, OLE Health celebrated the grand opening of its Napa Valley Vinters South Napa Campus in California. More than 15,000 patients are anticipated to use the healthcare services annually at this new facility, which is OLE Health’s ninth location.
Designed by INDE architecture of San Francisco, the 29,000-square-foot, three-story building’s exterior colours showcase a contemporary, agriculturally inspired palette including terra cotta, light brown and slate grey tones. More accurately, the slate colour is called, “Charcoal Smudge.” It was applied by Linetec using Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® 70%, two-coat, PVDF resin-based coatings.
The breadth of colours offered in Fluropon durable coatings make them a popular choice for architects, specifiers and aluminium architectural product manufacturers. Linetec currently offers more than 50,000 colours and its in-house blending laboratory can match or make almost any conceivable colour.
In total, Linetec finished 5,500 square feet of Dri-Design’s painted aluminium panels. These were installed by Rua & Son Mechanical in a randomised, stepped, vertical pattern to create a visually textured façade. “In addition to achieving the desired look, the painted finish also hold up to California’s sunshine,” said Linetec’s marketing manager, Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate. “Fluropon coatings hold up under continuous exposure to solar heat and light. They are formulated for premium durability – resisting long-term chalking, and retaining their colour and gloss.”
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High-performing Fluropon coil and extrusion coatings, manufactured by the Sherwin Williams, meet the stringent, industry-leading American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specification. This specification’s rigorous testing performance standards include more than 4,000 hours of salt spray, and heat- and humidity-resistance. These 70% PVDF resin-based coatings shield the aluminium against weathering, pollution and ageing.
Linetec’s environmentally responsible practices also support building projects’ sustainability and wellness efforts. When applying liquid coatings, Linetec uses a 100% air capture system to safely contain and destroy VOCs before they leave its facility. When the finished aluminium arrives at the jobsite, there is no adverse environmental impact.
According to INDE architects, sustainable finishes and energy efficient buildings systems were important considerations for OLE Health, given the building’s proximity to wetlands. Schroeder added, “The finished material arrives ready to be installed, helping to support the project’s sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals for years to come.”
Central to every aspect of the project’s design is the patient’s experience. “This beautiful new facility supports our unique model of team-based care, in which the team works closely together to deliver services in a way that is integrated, patient-centred and seamless,” said OLE Health CEO Alicia Hardy. “This building was designed for our patients, to give them the best possible healthcare experience we can offer.”
OLE Health was founded by farmworker advocates in 1972. It now provides care to one in four children and one in six adults in Napa County, including more than 4,000 agricultural workers. Half of its clients speak Spanish as their first language and 85% are bilingual.
The newly opened facility includes 18 patient exam rooms, nine dental chairs, full optometry services, health education classrooms, a teaching kitchen, and consultation rooms for integrated behavioural health, nursing, nutrition and clinical pharmacy services. Modern conveniences include self check-in kiosks, a fully wireless building and secure texting with doctors. Outdoor learning spaces include a garden to teach patients about healthy food choices and nutrition.
In addition to its dedicated service staff, board of directors and leadership over the years, a key element to OLE Health’s growth has been deep and consistent support from the local community. The new facility is named in honour of the Napa Valley Vintners with respect to its long history of support and its generous donation of $6 million toward the building. Managing the $32 million project, Ledcor Group served as general contractor and completed the Napa Valley Vinters South Napa Campus facility on schedule.
- Owner: OLE Health, Napa, CA
- Coatings provider: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, extrusion coatings
- Architect: INDE architecture San Francisco
- General contractor: Ledcor Group Napa, CA
- Metal panel systems – installing contractor: Rua & Son Mechanical Inc. Rocklin, CA
- Metal panel systems – manufacturer: Dri-Design Holland, MI
- Metal panel systems – finishing provider: Linetec Wausau, WI
- Photography credits: ©Bryan Grey Photography, courtesy of OLE Health