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Architect: Gensler

Owner: Gaylord Entertainment

General Contractor: Perini/Tompkins Joint Venture

Precast Erector: E.E. Marr Erectors

This Gensler designed mega-project, built as the centerpiece for the National Harbor in Maryland, consisted of 2200 panels and 300,000 square feet of architectural precast. Due to the scale & schedule of the project, it was joint-ventured with another precast plant which created additional challenges.

The contrast on the precast was accomplished economically by having two different surface finishes of the same mix. The combination of sandblasting and acid-etching broke up the panels and the scale of this project. As noted by the APA Excellence Award Judge: “texturing of the panels beside the windows, while subtle, was handled beautifully”.

Even with a challenging design phase & a difficult construction schedule, Arban & Carosi is very proud of this project. We remained steadfast to provide the highest quality precast product and as noted by the contractor: “the aesthetic quality of your precast product never became secondary…thank you, for your commitment and outstanding performance”.