Great Hearts Academy
- Patrick Magness of Gensler
- Scottsdale, AZ
- 58,000 sq. ft.
Great Hearts Academy is a leading provider of classical, liberal arts education in Arizona. It has quickly become Arizona’s largest not-for-profit charter school network and serves approximately 9,300 students at 19 academies across the Phoenix-metropolitan area, with more schools opening soon.
For this project, EIFS was the perfect solution to bring together the building’s unique design elements. The exterior looks as if it has panels throughout, but SPG Construction, Inc. created each of those panels using EIFS, along with the Native American inspired medallion shown in the photo above - proving that any shape, color, or texture really is possible with Parex and EIFS.
SPG also utilized Parex 121 Dry HI (High Impact) and Intermediate Mesh for increased impact resistance, which led to savings in materials and labor. 121 Dry HI is a premium basecoat and adhesive for Parex EIFS and helps to achieve higher EIMA/ASTM impact classifications and offers improved workability.