DeForest Area High School STEM

The DeForest Area School District partnered with us to design an expanded, cutting-edge space for their high school STEM programs.

Need: Update the STEM spaces to provide more opportunities for students

Solution: Expand the STEM area and renovate the current space

Result: A state-of-the-art STEM section with collaborative learning environments and specialized lab and shop spaces


  • American School & University Magazine Outstanding Design Award
An open space in the DeForest Area High School STEM section features low tables, high counters, monitors, and whiteboards for collaborative work

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DeForest, WI


15,400 sq ft (renovation); 15,400 sq ft (addition)

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State-of-the-art STEM Space

The addition at DeForest Area High School includes a large collaborative space, new shop areas, and support classrooms. The project also included an extensive renovation to existing STEM spaces to enhance learning opportunities. Renovations transformed the existing shop areas into classroom and lab space.

The classrooms feature agricultural and aquaponics specialty areas, as well as digital design spaces and science labs.

The new addition uses brown masonry to blend seamlessly with the existing building, matching the overall exterior.

Deforest Area High School STEM Shop Classroom designed by Bray Architects
Deforest Area High School STEM Hallway designed by Bray Architects
Students work on laptops and write at a whiteboard in collaboration spaces throughout an open, high-ceilinged hallway at DeForest Area High School
Students use a variety of lab and classroom furniture as an instructor speaks in a STEM room at DeForest Area High School

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