Henry Madden Library, Fresno State University

Products Used

Material: 
  • 00 - Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
Application: 
  • Stair Treads
Building Type: 
  • Education
DS-5 - Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
FresnoCaliforniaUnited States
Project Details:

Henry Madden Library, Fresno State University

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State University used Banker Wire's DS-5 opaque woven wire mesh in the grand staircase. The slightly transparent nature of the mesh makes the staircase appear as if it is floating – an aesthetic that is very rarely seen, especially in metal.

The pattern is a smooth and flowing four-wire weave that allows for constantly changing reflective characteristics at oblique angles. The weave pattern also matches well with the overall theme of the library: a twined American-Indian cooking basket, conveying a tribal belief that baskets are containers of knowledge.

Additional Images: 
This innovative use of Banker Wire mesh shows the limitless applications of the product.
The slightly transparent nature of the mesh makes the staircase appear as if it is floating.
Banker Wire mesh achieves a unique aesthetic on this staircase.

Project Team

Project Designer: 
AC Martin Partners, Inc.