Supermarket transformed into glass-walled cancer treatment center

“It wasn’t one of our bigger jobs, but it included a lot of fabrication. Many of the glass units are angled pieces. The main tower rises 12 feet then slants out 15 degrees on all three sides.”
— Sunni Burrus, American Glass Co.
 

The basics:

Hematology & Oncology Associates turned a 51,000-square-foot Food World supermarket in Tupelo, Miss., into the glass- clad Hope Center cancer treatment facility that opened in August. 


The players:

Architect, Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel, Tupelo, Miss.; general contractor, Sanderson Construction, Tupelo; glazing contractor, American Glass Co., Columbia, Miss.; glass fabricator, Wholesale Glass Distributors, Memphis; curtain wall supplier, United States Aluminum, Waxahachie, Texas.  
 

The glass and systems:

1-inch insulating glass with an evergreen tint in a Series 3250 curtain wall that slopes forward in the main entry and rises to angled points in the main façade. Series IT451 storefront system with Series 400 medium stile doors. All framing features a clear anodized finish.