McArthur Squash Center

University of Virginia McArthur Squash Center - Charlottesville, VA

McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club is the home of the Virginia men’s and women’s squash teams. After an extensive planning and review phase in 2011, the University formally announced a gift agreement with the Quantitative Foundation to fund the construction of a state-of-the-art squash facility for the UVa men’s and women’s teams. The 33,000-square-foot facility now provides a gateway for the sport’s development at the University and in the Southeast. The facility features 8 singles courts, 2 doubles courts, a four-wall-glass feature court, and capacity for 1,000 spectators. Fully clad in Fabral® metal from roofing to the wall panels, the McArthur Squash Center stands apart from the typical brick and slate architecture on campus. With an industrial metal tennis pavilion adjacent to the building, the architects of Bartzen and Ball in Richmond, VA chose metal to complement the existing facility while creating a more esthetically pleasing structure. The project features a total of 585 squares of Thin Seam® and HCF® panels in Bright Silver and Medium Bronze.The project was set in a different direction until Tom McGraw with WA Lynch Roofing Co pushed for the specs to feature Fabral metal. McGraw had developed a good working relationship with Fabral and convinced the young and progressive architecture firm, Bartzen and Ball, to choose them. Despite challenges caused by the size of the project and strict time constraints, the university was extremely pleased. “They fell in love with the building… it was an incredible end result” added McGraw.

Project Details

  • Architect: Bartzen and Ball
  • Distributor: N.B. Handy, Richmond Branch
  • Installer: WA Lynch Roofing Co
  • Building Owner: University of Virginia Foundation

Fabral Panels Used

  • 24 GA Thin Seam 18″, 400 squares in Bright Silver
  • 24 GA Thin Seam with Batten, 150 squares in Medium Bronze
  • 24 GA HCF 14-4, 35 squares in Bright Silver

Color Details

Fabral colors Bright Silver and Medium Bronze were chosen for the wall. These colors supports the sustainable initiative.


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Product Details

Thin Seam

A snap-together panel for easy installation with no mechanical seaming tool required. Ideal for installation over solid substrate and open framing.

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Thin Seam

Substrate Offering:
.032″ Aluminum .040″ Aluminum 22 Gauge Steel 24 Gauge Steel Copper
Panel Features:
Factory Applied Sealant Unlimited Thermal Movement
Customizations Available:
Batten Seam Lines Tapering Options
Maximum Panel Length: 47′
Minimum Panel Length: 6′

Test Data

Wind UpliftUL580Class 90 #303, 359, 359A, 343, 417
ASTM E1592Results Vary Depending on Gauge and Panel Thicknessa
Air infiltrationASTM E283.009 @ 6.24 psf
Water penetrationASTM E331no water @ 15 psf

Silhouette HCF Series ™

With a range of profiles and configurations, this horizontal concealed fastener system meets design requirements for a variety of applications

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Silhouette HCF Series ™

Panel Options Available: Multiple Panel Profiles Designs with both 12″ and 16″ options
Substrate Offering:
.032″ Aluminum .040″ Aluminum .050″ Aluminum 24 Gauge Steel 22 Gauge Steel 20 Gauge Steel 18 Gauge Steel
Panel Features:
Factory Applied Sealant
Customizations Available:
Mitered Corners
Maximum Panel Length: 20′
Minimum Panel Length: 2′