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marin academy entry facade

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Academy Entry Facade_02
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San Rafael, CA

28 x 16 plus miscellaneous small parts



The Marin Academy Entry FRP Entry façade is made of unsaturated polyester resin and E-Glass reinforcement with an integrally molded NPG Isothalic marine-grade gel coat. Structural FRP sandwich construction allowed for fastening to an existing wall at the perimeter through exterior flanges, which were later buried in stucco by others.

K&A Scope:

Before demolition of the existing façade, digitally capture in high enough resolution to recreate the original entry archway accurately, using LADAR range finding; design fabrication process; engineer and manufacture replica of the demolished historic arch. Using data, digitally align and recreate symmetry and repair damaged fragments using mirror-image data from the opposite side. Mill urethane foam replica in full-scale from digital data, fabricate FRP female mold and FRP part in one piece for installation to existing new façade structure.


Client: Marin Academy

General Contractor: Plant Construction

Architect: Starkweather Bondi Architects

Sculptor: Jacquelyn Giuffre

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