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 modernized building that meets the needs of the district’s curriculum

Upper commons area with school name enlarged on wall. Also, a view into lower commons is seen.

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Columbus, WI


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

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

Student collaboration area looking at the library. The collaboration area features furniture to accommodate small groups, including monitors and whiteboards.
Learning stairs that connects the upper and lower commons with a ramp. Sliding glass doors allow the 3D room to be seen.
The school library with large windows and a variety of furniture to accommodate individual and group work.
Student lounge with flexible furniture, a trophy case, and a history timeline on the back wall
Cafeteria with colorful acoustic panels on the wall and archway with school name

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