After a four-year planning and community engagement campaign, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District passed a $60 million referendum with 68-percent support. The referendum resolved overcrowding at all of the District’s elementary and middle schools by changing from a PreK–5 / 6–8 grade configuration to a PreK–4 / 5–8 arrangement.
The most significant component of the referendum is this addition and renovation, effectively creating a new 5th–8th grade middle school. The project saved 25,000 square feet of the existing Kromrey Middle School, while adding 240,000 square feet in multiple phases. The building form closely follows the Regional Planning Commission’s boundary for the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The three-story, 6th–8th wing of the building features an environmental education center for use by all district students and the community, and allows direct access to the conservancy for research, study and restoration.
Awards: The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder – 2015 Top Project Award
American Society of Interior Designers | Wisconsin Chapter – 2015 Gold Design Award, Educational K-12 Category
American School and University Magazine| Architectural Portfolio – Special Citation Award, 2016
Wisconsin Masonry Alliance | 2017 Excellence in Masonry – Best of Clay Masonry