Friendship Learning Center Gymnasium

A new gymnasium that is large enough to serve the entire district and the North Fond du Lac community.

Need

Accommodate an anticipated growth in student enrollment and create recreation space for the community

Solution

Build a new gymnasium onto the existing elementary school

Result

A large, three-station gymnasium that is one of the largest among elementary schools in the state


Awards

  • International Interior Design Association Wisconsin Chapter, Award of Excellence, K-12 Education Category
  • American School & University Architectural Portfolio, Outstanding Design, Elementary Category
  • American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin Chapter, Design Excellence Awards, Gold Award, K-12 Educational Category
  • The Daily Reporter Top Project
Students read on the learning stair near the entry to the fieldhouse

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Location

North Fond Du Lac, WI

Size

20,600 sq ft

Construction Cost

Game On!

The new gymnasium features a walking track and retractable bleachers, as well as a multi-purpose community room and robotics lab. The spaces serve all the schools in the district and the local community.

A view of the three-station gymnasium and the walking track mezzanine
Students nestle into the reading nooks created by the large letters spelling "Storyland" in the entrance to the school's library

An Expanded Elementary School

The gymnasium at Friendship Learning Center is part of a larger project with the North Fond du Lac School District. Bray also partnered with the district to revitalize the learning environments at the elementary school.

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