The Alexandria Area High School is one of the most innovative educational facilities built in Minnesota. Empirehouse is proud to have been awarded the glazing contract for this 21st-century educational facility where our glass and glazing have aided in producing a light-filled and transparent space that fosters learning and collaboration.
The Alexandria Area High School interior glass, glazing and fabrication scope includes:
- Custom interior aluminum panning
- Interior scope includes 6,000 square feet of standard aluminum storefront borrowed lite framing with insulated glass
- Seventy-six thermal and non-thermal door leaves with custom institutional hardware
The student coined “Eat-Meet-Greet” area draws in daylight through scaling curtainwall. Surrounding glass railing and storefront provide transparency for an open and contemporary feel.
The interior scope includes 6,000 square feet of standard aluminum storefront borrowed lite framing with insulated glass which accommodates sound control requirements and carries the neutral anodized finish from exterior facade to interior common spaces.
A prominent interior glazing design element for this project: Nearly 1,100 lineal feet of custom fabricated, post-supported glass railing system with a brushed stainless steel finish. Challenged by uneven slab and mounting conditions, Empirehouse overcame these issues and realized the Owner’s vision to create a modern aesthetic for this educational facility of the future.
Glass walls add to the openness and transparency.
Story: May/June 2016 Architecture MN features a story about the Alexandria Area High School: Alexandria, Minnesota, Steps to the Head of the Class Nationally with a Light-filled New High School Designed for 21st-century Learning story»
Video: Alexandria High School
Empirehouse is proud to have been selected as the glazing specialty contractor on this one-of-a-kind project. This video beautifully captures light through our specialty glass and glazing that adds to the open community feeling that fosters learning and creativity. Watch how the School Board, Students, Teachers, Community, and Architect collaborated to design this innovative educational facility of the future.
Alexandria High School
Location: Alexandria, MN
Contractor: Kraus Anderson Construction
Architect: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc.
Glazing Specialty Contractor: Empirehouse, Inc.
Completed: August 2014
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