St. Joseph High School, located in St. Joseph, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan; was designed by Hebard & Hebard Architects, S. Bend, Indiana. The glass & glazing contractor was J.W. Werntz and Son, Inc., S. Bend, IN.
This project consisted of a major renovation and up-grade of the existing high school; creating an attractive learning environment for the student, staff, and community. The design choices utilized Cross Aluminum Products custom fabrication abilities to create entrances with structural integrity, durability, and low maintenance. A champagne anodized finish was chosen for the entrance, to accent other colorful custom features of the building, such as the roof canopy. Thus, providing an inviting eye appeal entering the main foyer and office area.
Cross Aluminum Products fabricated the entrance utilizing our WS-500 series heavy duty stile & rail custom doors and frame systems. To facilitate speed and accuracy of field installation, much of the frame was delivered to the job site intact. Cross Aluminum factory installed much of the hardware, provided by others, to guarantee hardware location and accuracy, allowing for less field labor time for the glass & glazing contractor.