For nearly two decades, American archers have practiced at an outdoor, 50-lane complex in Chula Vista, California. The largest of its kind in North America, the range is part of the United States Training Center, and will soon be joined by a state-of-the-art, 43,800 square foot archery complex that will allow archers to train year-round, indoors and out.
The Easton Archery Center of Excellence is intended to meet the highest possible standards of LEED Certification, sustainability, and energy efficient design. Slated for completion over the following few months, this new addition to the Training Center features an innovative Fabral metal roofing solution that serves a dual purpose.Known for its Mediterranean climate, Chula Vista has year-round daytime temperatures averaging 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a boon for athletes but a challenge for designers. For the indoor archery range, where even the slightest air movement from an HVAC unit can cause a major disturbance for athletes, it meant that the design team needed a design-friendly roofing solution that would aid in climate control. Because of the enormous size of the project, it would need to cover the expansive footprint and serve as an affordable and dependable long-term investment for the Training Center.
To meet these design objectives, architect Bob Easton specified two Fabral products for the project: curved radius PowerSeam™ and roll-formed roof panels in Medium Bronze. Coupled with Fabral’s Phase Change underlayment materials, which absorb heat by day and release it at night, this two-part system complements picturesque Southern California and creates a comfortable environment for athletes while saving energy.