Knapp Elementary School

We partnered with the Racine Unified School District on architectural and interior design services for the new Knapp Elementary School.

Need: Update building systems and include community spaces in the building

Solution: Build a new school that meets the needs of the district’s goals

Result: A modernized facility that supports the current curriculum and welcomes community members to utilize the space

A high-ceilinged cafeteria with walls of windows features color accents and a separate entrance at Knapp Elementary in Racine

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Racine, WI


68,300 sq ft

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Out with the Old, In with the New

The two-story, PreK-5 elementary school replaced the existing school and was constructed on a contiguous city block. The existing school remained open during construction; however, once the new structure was complete, the old building was razed to accommodate play fields.

Knapp Elementary School features dedicated gymnasium space with room for spectator seating, as well as a separate cafeteria. Community programs in partnership with The United Way take place in a shared Community Room and on an exterior pathway called the “Born Learning” trail.

Although not seeking certification, the design of this school is equivalent to LEED® Silver.

Knapp Elementary School Library designed by Bray Architects
Knapp Elementary School Exterior designed by Bray Architects

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