2020 DCC Award Winner
Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, Trademark Concrete Systems
First Place: Vertical/Facades, Under 5,000 SF
The 6,800-square-foot Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery functions as a fine art and automotive gallery. When driving by, the facility’s 12-foot-tall “fin wall” spells out “Mullin” or “Gallery” depending on the viewer’s direction of travel. Sixty-seven metal blades make up the wall, which can only be read from a distance.
Trademark Concrete Systems set the fin plate shims at the same elevation with varying heights. The crews had to grout under each fin, which architecturally were “white.” Consequently, the project architect wanted the same “bright white” color to blend from the fins to the surrounding cast-in-place concrete.
The budget wouldn’t allow for white cement so Trademark used Scofield White Ash color hardener. The coloring produced striking results, coupled with a lighting system that illuminates the art installation at night.