Bray Architects supported the School District of Horicon through a successful referendum in April 2018. Question #1 of referendum focused on the $22,920,000 elementary school addition to the existing junior/senior high school. The new elementary addition will serve students 4K-5th grade.
The design team has collaborated with District staff to create a design concept that’s unique to Horicon, using natural patterns, shapes and colors that can be found in the surrounding area. The concept assigns an ecosystem to each of the four grade level “neighborhoods.” Each neighborhood will have dedicated classrooms and small group instruction spaces centered around a commons area. Drumlins, woodlands, lakes and rivers, and wetlands will be represented throughout their respective commons with coordinating colors and patterns as well as a large, custom-designed wall graphic that will depict plant and animal life from that environment.
Referendum Question #2 will provide funds for renovations at the junior/senior high school, including new administrative and district offices, new toilet rooms and showers for the locker rooms, a new multi-purpose room for athletics, and building system upgrades. The middle/high school will also share use of the new kitchen and cafeteria and gymnasium at the elementary addition.
Construction on the Horicon School District consolidated campus is expected to begin March 2019.