Forest View Middle School-Exterior

Forest View is one of several outstandingly designed new schools in northern Minnesota. The 340,000 square foot school was designed to accommodate 2,200 students and features a grand main entrance. At first glance, this education facility reminds one of a commercial complex or a corporate campus rather than an elementary school. Once inside, lockers, stone walls, and terrazzo floors immediately shout that this building is a school.

Empirehouse’s attention to detail, quality work, and quick response to post-installation matters, make us the Specialty Glazing Contractor of choice among owners and architects for school projects.

Empirehouse custom fabrication and specialty glazing work includes:

  • A sloped, radius glass wall in the auditorium features 66 aluminum entrance doors equipped with electronic locking hardware and fabricated using heavy-wall 3/16″ aluminum extrusions and lined with steel
  • The cafeteria area was enclosed with a 75′ long two story radius curtainwall
  • All exterior glazing used a new 1″ insulated glass with both a low “E” and reflective coating, giving the glass a very high energy rating

Forest View Elementary School
Location: Baxter, MN
General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Midwest
Architect: DLR Group
Glazing Specialty Contractor: Empirehouse, Inc.
Completed: 2005

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