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University Prep Academy

University Prep Academy Science & Math Middle School
Detroit, MI

DSC_0038With high ranking test scores, a top curriculum and teachers dedicated to their students, University Prep Science and Math School is one of the Detroit area’s most promising public charter schools. When their building needed new construction work, architecture firm Gunn Levine Associates was hired to design something not only esthetic but also green. Architectural Building Products was chosen in part for their ability to provide building envelope solutions.  In this case, they furnished the aluminum composite rainscreen panel system along with the Fabral metal wall panels. Fabral, specified for their quality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet the design intent, supplied 14,000 square feet of 20GA 7/8” Corrugated panels in a custom Kynar Seafoam Green. The Fabral panels were installed horizontally to match an existing texture on the adjacent Michigan Science Center.  Some challenges included integrating the rainscreen metal wall panels, louvers, and glazing systems in the same plane as the metal wall panels.  Through the support of the different teams involved, the project saw a successful finish that created an improved building for the students of Detroit.

Project Details

  • Architect: Gunn Levine Associates, Detroit, MI
  • General Contractor:DeMaria Building Co., Detroit, MI
  • Installer: Exterior Metals, Burton, MI
  • Manufacturer’s Rep: Architectural Building Products, Troy, MI
  • Horizontal Panels Used: 7/8″ Corrugated in Seafoam Green



Product Details

7/8″ Corrugated is an economical and versatile wall or roof panel with bold design appeal.

7/8" CORRUGATED Architectural Exposed Fastener Metal Roof and Wall Panel System


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Color Details

Fabral custom Kynar color Seafoam Green was chosen for the wall.  This color supports the sustainable initiative.

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