Garden Prairie Intermediate School

The School District of Beloit Turner went through district-wide improvements including the addition of Garden Prairie Intermediate School, a state-of-the-art facility for grades 2-5.

Need: More space at the elementary school for 4K programming and flexibility for educational curriculum

Solution: A new 2nd-5th grade school that shifts 2nd grade from Powers Elementary to the new school

Result: A modernized facility that supports flexible learning through color-coded and themed academic wings, small-group instruction rooms, and an outdoor classroom


  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Award of Excellence

Design Features

The one-story school has vibrant blue, green, orange, and yellow colors that separate each of the four academic wings, each representing areas in and around Beloit (riverfront, industry, farmland, and wilderness). Bringing the community elements into the building was important for the district, allowing it to ground the school and the students back in their community.

Additionally, the facility has a large special education wing, STEM work lab, and a centralized commons collaboration space/cafeteria that each academic wing feeds into. Resource areas in each wing allow classes to extend into extra learning spaces to collaborate and engage with others.



Garden Prairie Intermediate School Farmland academic room with students working in collaboration area
Garden Prairie Intermediate School cafeteria during lunch time

Planning + Community Engagement

successful referendum

Our team conducted a facilities assessment of the district’s buildings to identify academic and facility needs. To assist with prioritizing the needs, the district formed a citizens facility committee. With the help of our team’s community engagement efforts, the community passed a referendum totaling $26.5 million. The district-wide improvements included a new intermediate school as well as upgrades to the middle + high school.

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Garden Prairie Intermediate School library with students reading

environmental branding

the new wolves

Our interiors team led environmental branding for the school, creating a new logo and brand identity paired with warm colors and graphics that create a sense of unity throughout the school.

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Garden Prairie Intermediate School wilderness academic wing
Garden Prairie Intermediate School riverfront academic wing with students working
Garden Prairie Intermediate School Industry academic wing with students working in collaboration area
Garden Prairie Intermediate School riverfront academic wing with two students working at the table
Garden Prairie Intermediate School industry academic wing with small group working together
Garden Prairie Intermediate School front entrance
Garden Prairie Intermediate School drone photo of outdoor classroom and playground

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No question is too big – or too small – for our team. We’ve been helping communities inspire and grow since 1962, and we’d love to partner with you as you build your community’s future.