Sun Prairie West High School

As the Sun Prairie community continues to grow, we worked with the school district to design a second high school full of amenities.

Need: Space to support the district’s enrollment growth

Solution: Design a new high school

Result: An integrative learning facility with amenities to serve the students and the community


  • Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Salute to Masonry Award
  • American School & University Architectural Portfolio, Outstanding Design, New Construction Category
  • Learning by Design Citation of Excellence
  • The Daily Reporter Top Projects

Home of the Sun Prairie Wolves

The design of the building integrates flexible learning spaces, advanced technology infrastructure, and sustainable elements to create an adaptable and collaborative environment.

Amenities at the school include:

Main gym court with branded bleachers pulled out and garage doors looking into the commons/cafeteria area
Learning commons with flexible furniture and a monitor

Educational Spaces

Collaborative Learning environments

Innovative learning communities support the district’s forward-thinking curriculum goals.

Each learning community has both teaching and learning spaces, including:

  • 3 learning studios/classrooms
  • 1 dedicated science lab
  • 1 flexible classroom
  • A collaborative commons + 2 small group spaces
  • Teacher collaboration room and conference space

Twelve learning communities span three floors in the academic wing. They’re designed for transparency and flexibility between spaces and a central commons. The central commons include a technology bar, project area, and flexible furniture with natural light from windows facing the courtyard in the center of the school.

Aerial view of football stadium with ample parking

District-Wide Upgrades

athletics and academics

Sun Prairie Area School District partnered with Bray to update other district schools and design a new multi-purpose stadium with upgraded amenities.

The Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium at Ashley Field serves athletes at both high schools in the district, as well as provide opportunities to host more schools and community members.

Upgrades to district schools include renovations to collaboration areas and an addition of a student lounge at East High School, renovations to transition the Library at Central Height Middle School to a like-new Library Media Center, renovations made to the cafeteria and resource area at Prairie Phoenix Academy, and updating the large event space and community/board room at the Professional Learning Center.

Night view of the main entrance
Athletic commons hallway with doors leading the pool and to the auxiliary gym. A trophy case is displayed on the gym wall.
Performing Arts Center at Sun Prairie West High School with wood shell on stage
Music commons area with doors leading to choir and band room. Acoustic paneling is surrounding the walls.
Open area with flexible furniture and history timeline of the school on the back wall
Knowledge market corridor with second floor overlook and stairs in the back. Flexible furniture and tables fill the space
Black theater box with blue lighting and a cat walk
Performing Arts Center lobby with flexible furniture and ticket booth. Hanging triangular lights are in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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