Horace Mann High School + Bessie Allen Middle School

The shared facility will receive additions and renovations to update learning environments and enhance other programs throughout the building.

Need: Expand learning environments and collaboration spaces as well as modernize athletic areas

Solution: Add new classrooms and collaboration areas to all grade levels at the middle school, and a two-story academic addition at the high school along with renovations and additions to the weights and wrestling rooms

Exterior of the commons area with large windows and students walking on the sidewalk

Fact Sheet

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Fond du Lac, WI


30,900 sq ft (renovation); 29,500 sq ft (addition)

Construction Cost

$15,200,000 (budget)

Client Type

Increasing Classroom + Collaboration Areas

After helping the School District of North Fond du Lac pass an $18.5 million referendum, our team is providing architectural and interior design services for the combined Bessie Allen Middle School and Horace Mann High School. Significant renovations and additions are in place at the facility to create contemporary aesthetic spaces while keeping a uniform exterior.

Horace Mann High School is receiving many improvements, including:

Bessie Allen Middle School is receiving renovations and additions to better support the district’s curriculum. Updates include:

Classroom where students are working both independently and together
Commons area with branding and large windows

Integrating School Pride with environmental branding

Our team is also providing environmental branding services, infusing school pride into various areas of the facility. By updating the school colors, we are incorporating vibrant and fun hues into reconfigured collaboration areas for each grade level, as well as the cafeteria and fitness spaces.

See our other environmental branding projects.

Pods area with flexible furniture, branding, and visibility into classrooms surrounding the area
Exterior of the pods addition
Commons area with second level lookout over the space
Weight room with large windows for natural light and a garage door

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