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
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Size84,700 sq ft
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.
Planning + Community Engagement
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.
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.