We’re proud to announce that for back-to-back years — and for the third time in the last five years — California Sheet Metal has been honored with the Tom Guilfoy Memorial Craftsmanship Award for our work on the Seritage at UTC project in San Diego, California.

Formally known as Seritage – The Collection at UTC, the project is a 226,200 square-foot, mixed-use center with a three-story north building and a two-story south building, separated by an open-air corridor.

The multifaceted feature boasts progressive angles that change throughout the entire 600 lineal feet of the architectural element — a factor that necessitated a detailed miniature mockup. That mockup led to the creation of an intricate pattern that progressively changed as each row grew in height. More than 1,000 hidden attachment clips and fasteners were custom designed and cut to accommodate the unique geometry and precision called for by the design.

It was an exciting challenge we were proud to share with the general contractor, Whiting/Turner, and our structural steel contractor, with whom we worked closely in coordinating the proper alignment and installation of the finished pieces.

We’d like to thank our teams of highly skilled craftspeople, both in the shop and the field, for making this vision a reality. We’d also like to extend our thanks to architect LDA Design Group for both their innovative work and partnership on this beautiful project.

See photos of the finished project and learn more details about the work here.

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