Kohler School District

We partnered with the district to enhance student learning areas and update the PreK-12 facility to better support a safe and collaborative environment.

Need: A new shared school/public library, additional space for tech ed classes, and enhancements to the outdoor athletic areas

Solution: Design a new library, two-story addition for more classrooms, renovate the current library to extend the tech ed spaces, and provide enhancements to Ebben field

Rendering of the elementary steam lobby filled with vibrant colors and flexible furniture

Fact Sheet

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Location

Kohler, WI

Size

21,500 sq ft (renovation); 18,700 sq ft (addition)

Construction Cost

$12,000,000

Client Type

Unique Challenges Generate Creative Ideas

Safety is at the forefront when designing schools, especially when a public facility is attached to a school. In this case, having the public library (that also serves as the Kohler School District’s library) proposed a unique challenge of keeping access points to the school secured at all times. Our team rose to the challenge and designing an accessible (to the public and the school), stunning library that provides reading spaces with secure entry and exit points to the school.

Renovations include space for technical education and engineering labs, a photography / video studio, robotics, fabrication lab, middle school science, and an elementary STEAM lab, all anchored by a new STEAM commons. The STEAM commons is a flexible environment for all faculty to use, as well as providing an engaging environment for the after-school program. The elementary STEAM lab flows into the commons where younger students can see the more complex work of the older middle and high school students.

The two-story addition will house three new classrooms, community meeting space, flexible study areas, and two courtyard reading gardens.

Rendering of the STEAM lobby with branding colors and furniture for stuying
Rendering of the concessions and ticketing area at Ebben Field with people walking around

Outdoor Athletic Enhancements

Ebben Field

The Ebben Field sports complex is receiving an entire makeover consisting of:

  • 750 seat bleachers for the football stadium
  • sound system for the football stadium
  • partial turf varsity baseball field with seating
  • four tennis courts
  • fan plaza with ticketing, concessions, restrooms, and team facilities
  • two parking lots, providing about 250 spots
  • renovation of existing grass fields for community, recreation leagues, and school physical education

 

Rendering of the science classroom with cabinetry and tables
Rendering of the shared public/school library with people walking into the building
Rendering of the interiors with shelves and books in library
Rendering of the concession stand at Ebben Field looking north
Rendering of the east parking gate approaching the ticket booth

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