The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) – the administrator of public pension funds for Alabama’s state, local and public education employees located in Montgomery, Alabama’s capitol complex – required a new headquarters to accommodate expansion.
RSA, a longtime client through partner PH&J Architects, had used Coldspring to provide stone on five previous projects. To build continuity with the other projects, PH&J drew on design elements from these buildings, creating continuity while distinguishing the new building from the other structures through interesting designs and stone varieties.
More than 70,000 square feet of granite
Elaborate combinations of colors, finishes and patterns
Carnelian® granite: exterior cladding, plaza walls, benches, piers and interior flooring
Royal Sable®: exterior entry cladding, sitewall facings and caps, exterior paving, eighth-floor balcony paving and interior lobby
Patterns combine thermal and polish finishes
Unique bookmatch design: interior lobby floor (forms an image in which the graining of the Rainbow® granite is mirrored four ways)
Close contact, coordination and interpretation of shop drawings and onsite tours of the fabrication processes by PH&J demonstrate exceptional quality standards and inform the selection process of colors and finishes