Muskego Lakes Middle School

This innovative middle school encourages student collaboration through its open and accessible spaces.

Need: Accommodate a growing district population and update aging facilities, as well as create more parity at the middle school level

Solution: A new building that embraces the district’s goal of collaboration and project-based learning

Result: A school that encourages collaborative learning by organizing classrooms around shared resource areas


  • American School & University, Architectural Portfolio

Design Features

This state-of-the-art school features:

Students work independently in the "blue-themed" resource area
Students work together in one of the classrooms that is adjoined to another via sliding glass doors

Master Planning & Facility Study

Creating a Plan

The Muskego-Norway School District partnered with Bray to create a master plan that led to the new Muskego Lakes Middle School. This plan also included closure of two aging elementary schools and an expansion and renovation of a third – Mill Valley Elementary School.

The outdoor classroom features amphitheater-style seating
The "green-themed" resource area that serves several adjacent classrooms and is accessible through sliding glass doors
A view of the library with tables, book stacks, and windows that overlook the library from second-floor meeting rooms and hallway
Students collaborate at the learning stair
Muskego Lakes exterior aerial view

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