Boyd County Judicial Center

Panel Used

Envelope 2000®
Reveal (RV) System
Field-Assembled ACM / MCM

Color Used

Bone White
30,000 Square Feet
Series F – Kynar 500®

Industry Artisan

Louis & Henry Group
Louisville, KY
Rick Kremer
“I like the economy of the rv system, but what I really like are the joints which give a nice crisp look. It’s a cost effective way of getting the look of a more expensive system.”
Rick Kremer – Louis & Henry Group

The consolidation of Boyd County, KY judicial services from several locations including an aging 100 year-old courthouse into a modern new Judicial Center has met with overwhelming acceptance. Located in Catlettsburg, KY, the 61,000 sq. ft. facility provides state-of-the-art courtrooms and administrative space.More than 30,000 sq. ft. of Citadel material in two different systems was utilized in exterior and interior applications. Approximately 24,000 sq. ft. of Citadel’s Envelope® 2000 metal composite material (MCM) clads the 3-story structure. The panels were installed using the Reveal (RV) System; a field assembled attachment method utilizing perimeter moldings, and finished in Bone White.

The new facility connects to the existing courthouse and jail via an overhead walkway. The interior of the pedway utilized approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of Citadel’s Panel 15® system. Panel 15® is an economical system with a textured aluminum face, wood core and foil scrim backer.

Design for the project was provided by Louis & Henry Group, Louisville. “The Citadel panels interface nicely with masonry,” according to Rick Kremer, president and project architect. “The metal shows the progressive nature of the city while the masonry speaks to its history.”

This was Kremer’s first use of the Citadel system but he is already planning to use it again on another courthouse project he is designing. “Naturally, I like the economy of the RV System but what I really like are the joints which give a nice crisp look. The panels themselves are quite stiff and don’t oil can. It’s really a cost effective way of getting the look of a much more expensive system,” Kremer said.

The Citadel system was installed by Spohn Associates, Inc., Indianapolis. “One of the big advantages of the Envelope® 2000 RV System involves scheduling,” said Steve Black, project manager. “Since it is all field-cut, that allows us to get the material into the field very quickly and get started on the job. With other systems, you have to have full, precise dimensions before end fabrication can begin. RV is a great, quality system.”

Spohn Associates also functioned as the Citadel distributor. The construction manager on the project was Codell Construction Company, Winchester, KY.



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Element Architectural Products

Logan Raivio
(503) 487-0822