University Prep Academy

Detroit, MI

With 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 rain-screen 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 rain-screen 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

Color Details

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

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Product Details

7/8″ Corrugated

Fabral Corrugated panels are classically designed exposed fastener panels with multiple coverage and spacing options to choose from. With exceptional durability and unlimited color options, any one of Fabral’s corrugated panels would be the perfect choice for function and creativity. The construction of corrugated panels allows them to follow every curve of your design where needed when installed vertically. And it’s suitable for use on both wall and roof applications. With corrugated panels your vision is limitless

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7/8″ Corrugated

Substrate Offering:
.032″ Aluminum .040″ Aluminum .050″ Aluminum 18 Gauge Steel 20 Gauge Steel 22 Gauge Steel 24 Gauge Steel 26 Gauge Steel
Panel Features:
Vertical & Horizontal Applications
Customizations Available:
Curving Options Mitered Corners Wall & Roof Variations
Maximum Panel Length: 45′
Minimum Panel Length: 6′