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Crossroads Learning Center, Rogers, Ark.

Photo: Cyndie Jacks/John Mack
Photo: Cyndie Jacks/John Mack

JKJ Architects PLLC created a horizontal rhythm with metal wall panels to reduce the scale of the structure and complement sunscreens on Crossroads Learning Center. The scheme is part of a retrofit project that dramatically transformed a grocery store into a school for middle school and high school students. The project added 7,700 square feet to the existing 15,000-square-foot structure to construct the 22,700-square-foot facility.

For the roof, Duraway Builders installed 23,880 square feet of Alliance Steel Inc.’s Alliancelok-16 in 22-gauge Galvalume in Valspar Corp.’s (now Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion) Kynar Stone Gray paint. Duraway Builders also installed Alliance’s metal soffit panels in White.

Duraway Builders installed two types of metal wall panels: 6,390 square feet of Berridge Manufacturing Co.’s HS-12 panels in 22-gauge Galvalume with Cityscape acrylic coating and 5,058 square feet of Berridge’s HR-16 panels in 24-gauge Galvalume with Charcoal Gray acrylic coating. Schefer’s Roofing Co. installed metal cap trim and column covers. Additionally, Quality Glass and Mirror installed 320 feet of Tubelite Inc.’s clear anodized aluminum sunscreens above windows around the school. Trim was finished in Burgundy. Crossroads Learning Center serves 170 students and was completed for $3.5 million.