In Spring 2018, Bray Architects supported the Northern Ozaukee School District through a successful $14.95 million referendum to address infrastructure, site, and educational space needs at the existing consolidated campus.
To address space and schedule limitations, the building received a cafeteria/kitchen addition with space for elementary and middle/high school students. The new addition functions as a large group instructional space for students and a venue for community events and activities during non-school hours.
Because the auditorium no longer shares space with the cafeteria, the auditorium is renovated as a dedicated area for student rehearsals, school presentations, concerts, musicals, and more. The auditorium includes fixed seating, updated theatrical sound/lighting, and acoustic treatments.
As a combined campus housing all grades in the District, expressing an inspiring and unified school spirit was important for the Northern Ozaukee Consolidated Campus. Unique branding murals and interior finishes in the lobby and cafeteria/gymnasium serve as bright focal points of school pride. The murals utilize a color palette based on district colors and illustrations inspired by the school mascot/theme of warriors and arrowheads. Additionally, the cafeteria artwork features images of students that speak to the District’s core values of academics, art, and athletics.
Other improvements include new parking and site circulation; replacement of heating/cooling systems, plumbing and electrical; and finish/technology upgrades to classrooms throughout the facility.