JC McKenna Middle School

A Bray-facilitated Citizens Advisory Committee led to a successful referendum for a District-wide improvement plan for Evansville Community School District, including approval for the construction of the new JC McKenna Middle School.

The new middle school, the largest portion of the District-wide project, was thoughtfully designed to offer unique and contemporary learning environments. Special programs such as the library, music, gymnasium, and STEAM classrooms surround the multi-level commons. Core academic grade levels are organized into “neighborhoods” and are planned around shared resource/collaboration areas that are accessible to all classrooms.

Environmental branding installations at JC McKenna Middle School is centered on the District’s connection to the wider Evansville community. Wayfinding throughout the school looks like city street signage, and the cafeteria wall mural features an abstracted map of the city of Evansville nestled into a stair alcove.

Location: Evansville, WI   Size of Addition: 100,900 square feet    Size of Renovation: 10,700 square feet

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