Over the course of two years, Bray Architects and the Mukwonago Area School District studied building needs and potential solutions at Mukwonago Area High School. The process involved input from many sources including staff, students, school board members, district administrators, and most importantly, the community. The School Board actively sought community feedback through a Community Steering Committee consisting of 25 residents. The committee guided the review of the high school and provided the final recommendation along with a community survey, which garnered nearly 2,800 responses.
After careful review of the facilities study conducted by Bray, the final recommendation and the results of the survey, the Board placed two questions totaling $49,850,000 on the April 2016 ballot to address inadequate spaces and safety/maintenance challenges.
The end result was two successful referendums that allowed the District to construct gymnasium and auditorium additions, as well as address safety/security and maintenance concerns. Additionally, renovations were made to the cafeteria/serving kitchen, library, STEM/Technical Education spaces, and second floor classrooms.
Awards: The Daily Reporter – Top Project, 2018
American Society of Interior Designers | Wisconsin Chapter – SILVER Design Award, 2018