Columbus High School

This renovated high school emphasizes student-owned space and Columbus Cardinal pride.

Need: Increase flexibility of learning spaces and capacity for public events

Solution: Renovation of collaboration areas with flexible furniture and tools

Result: A modernised building that meets the needs of the district’s curriculum

A rendering of the lower commons, featuring vibrant acoustic panels and furniture that match the school colors

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Columbus, WI


48,000 sq ft (renovation); 6,400 sq ft (addition)

Construction Cost

$8,700,000 (budget)

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Project Details

Bray has partnered with the Columbus School District to renovate the existing high school building.  New collaboration areas will provide space, flexible furniture, and tools such as monitors and whiteboards for group and project-based learning. Students will enjoy an updated dining experience in the new cafeteria addition, which will feature large windows and access to an outdoor plaza.

A rendering of the student collaboration area looking back toward the library. The collaboration area features furniture to accommodate small groups, including monitors and whiteboards.
A rendering of the learning stair that connects the upper and lower commons area
A rendering of the school library with large windows and a variety of furniture to accommodate individual and group work
A rendering of the student lounge with flexible furniture, a trophy case, and a large whiteboard

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