Due to the growing student population in the Piper Unified School District No. 203, Piper High School in Kansas City, Kan. recently underwent a large-scale renovation and addition. DLR Group’s design solution incorporates sunshading, daylighting, graphic design and space-utilization to create a unique, 21st century learning environment. To promote school spirit and create an easily identifiable main entrance area, the school’s mascot, a pirate, was etched into GKD’s Omega 1510 woven mesh fabric.
The Florida International University mascot, the Golden Panther, is front and center, ready to greet the tens of thousands coming to the Century Bank Arena. For this sunshading and branding project, Gould Evans Architects specified GKD-USA’s proprietary etching process on the entrance panel to achieve the branding objectives of the university and foster school spirit.