To celebrate the completion of the new Galen E. and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, a 227-seat state-of-the-art conference center, that was part of a $100 million dollar new east wing development, the Mount Nittany Medical Center Foundation selected KMA Design to create a permanent donor display.
The donor recognition, which was coordinated with the architectural look of the new wing, is a wall-mounted display that consists of clear “starphire” glass and aluminum. Names, applied with vinyl on the second surface of the glass to allow for future expansion, are separated by a sandblasted grid pattern. The display was mounted on a 70-foot radius curved wall within three-bays separated by pilasters clad in a cherry veneer.
Additionally, as part of the recognition program, acid-etched aluminum plaques with donor names were affixed to tabletops inside the auditorium to denote individual “chair” donor gifts.