Wall Panels Vibrantly Cover New STEM Academy

April 28, 2020

A new 107,000-sq.-ft. academy was built as part of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, Calif.

Eastvale, Calif.
LPA Inc.

Due to the increasing demand of jobs in STEM fields, Corona Norco Unified School District in Eastvale, Calif., decided it was time to start producing more STEM graduates from its district.  

The new two-building school has 18 classrooms and 13 labs for robotics, 3D printing, manufacturing, health science, medical technology and other areas. It also includes a student resource center, a research lounge, a covered outdoor lunch area and a 600-seat amphitheater. The eSTEM Academy gives approximately 1,000 students the opportunity to specialize in two career paths, including Medical Science and Engineering & Design.


As part of the new construction, over 35,000 sq. ft. of Laminators Inc. Omega-Lite ACM panels in Bright Silver Metallic, Coppertone Metallic and Brilliant Orange were installed using Laminators’ proprietary Dry Seal installation system. 

The vivid PVDF/Kynar 500 colors add new dimension and colorfully dress the exterior of this great design. The specialty Brilliant Orange color flows perfectly with the school’s colors of orange and blue.

The Dry Seal installation is ideal for installing Omega-Lite ACM panels and creating a high-performance, pressure-equalized wall system that compartmentalizes the air cavity and allows for drainage and ventilation. This system reduces moisture-related issues within the wall cavity.

Omega-Lite ACM panels offer a highly decorative, strong and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene, lightweight corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are nonabsorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain. 

Omega-Lite installed with the Dry Seal system passed the AAMA 508 testing standards (Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems); as well as met NFPA 285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval requirements. Laminators Inc. manufactures high quality acm panels that meet these stringent performance levels and provide design professionals and building owners the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions.


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