An empty dirt lot that was used as a seasonal pumpkin and Christmas tree farm in Chula Vista, Calif., was transformed from an eye sore into an inviting space for the community to enjoy. The Wellness & Aquatic Center at Southwestern College is a new 75,000-square-foot facility that is clad with Dri-Design’s Perforated Imaging Panels and standard Dri-Design Wall Panels. While this combination is not unique, the hieroglyph designs perforated in the panels are. Dri-Design used the writings (drawings) made by a university professor to create ancient Maya hieroglyphic symbols in its perforated metal panels. The repetitive pattern illustrates "first," "health" and "cool."
“Probably only a handful of people can read the language in these panels,” says Brad Zeeff, president of Dri-Design. “But the aesthetic captivates everyone with the perforated shadow boxes that are illuminated at night.”