Featured as a Finance & Commerce Top Project of 2015, the $20 million St. Paul Academy and Summit School Huss Center for the Performing Arts addition features 36,600 square feet of auditorium and multi-use space. Designed by HGA Architects, the theatre was placed in the middle of the structure and is surrounded by dressing rooms, hallways, a large multipurpose room and a lobby. Between the parking lot and theatre is an outdoor patio, used as a communal gathering space for students and art patrons.
“The Huss Center features a dark brick façade that incorporates many large windows. The main entrance on South Wheeler Street showcases sections of perforated white metal screens that cover red painted concrete, adding contrast and visual flair. The addition’s colors and materials are meant to connect to existing building.” – Finance and Commerce
MG McGrath, Inc. worked with HGA Architects and McGough Construction to fabricate and install the multiple types of aluminum panels to the exterior and interior of the new state-of-the-art facility. On the exterior, MG McGrath installed the 5,900 square feet of custom-perforated aluminum wall panels and frames, and 225 square feet of Reynobond composite panels, all in custom-match Pure White with a Kynar finish. MG McGrath also installed 1,233 square feet of exterior aluminum window and wall trims in Pure White and Deep Onyx with a Kynar finish. On the interior of the building, MG McGrath installed 3,500 square feet of custom-perforated aluminum sheet wall panels in Bronze Amulet with a Powder Coat finish, and 1,040 custom-perforated aluminum heater fin covers in Silent Delight with a Powder Coat finish. Some of the aluminum wall panels on the first floor of the building’s auditorium were mounted on hinges, allowing the panels to open and the additional acoustical material mounted on the back of them to be exposed.
About MG McGrath, Inc.
MG McGrath, Inc. was founded in 1985 and has become an award-winning leader in the architectural surfaces industry. Performing work in the 48 contiguous United States, we specialize in the design, fabrication and installation of many custom architectural products and systems for industrial and commercial buildings. These include metal wall panel systems, HPL panel systems, terra cotta panel systems, perforated cladding systems, ornamental sculptures and art pieces, as well as custom patina finishes on various metal substrates such as copper, zinc, bronze and steel. Our 100,000-square-foot custom manufacturing facility features the latest equipment, tools, and technology to provide our customers with unprecedented creative solutions and master craftsmanship for the most complex architectural designs.