The new Muskego Lakes Middle School features a two-story academic wing which is configured to organize four grade levels into “neighborhoods”. Each “neighborhood” has five classrooms situated around a resource area, designed to foster collaborative learning.
Central to the academic wing is a two-story library with a soaring curtain wall. The library opens up onto a corridor that connects to a Large Group Instruction (LGI) space, tucked under the two main stairs. The main circulation steps offer tiered seating and projection capabilities for large and small group instruction.
The Muskego Lakes Middle School cafeteria allows natural light in from two sides, opening onto one of two courtyards. The cafeteria courtyard features an amphitheater built into the topography, leaving space for one to pass under the “bridge” connecting the cafeteria to the academic wing. The project also includes a 2-station gymnasium for physical education classes, sports practices, and games.