West Bend High School Library

West Bend's existing high school library gets a modern renovation, transforming into a dynamic and flexible learning environment with a collegiate feel.

Need: Modernize the library to support curriculum needs

Solution: Complete numerous renovations to the existing library

Result: Welcoming and modern library space with various amenities for students to utilize

A space for larger groups looks out onto a bright library area through a glass wall

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West Bend, WI


16,600 sq ft

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A Welcoming Environment

A café seating area leads you into the library, setting the tone for a calm yet inviting atmosphere; and a Student Center inside the main entry offers students quick and easy access to supplies and learning materials. The integration of skylights welcomes natural light in, and upgrades to infrastructure and power/data created a technology-rich space with a collegiate feel.

Students can gather in the open library space, or choose between open or enclosed gathering spaces of various sizes which surround the open library. Each of these spaces is appointed with varied amenities and storage. Additionally, an Innovation Center welcomes activities associated with a STEAM curriculum right into the library. A tiered multi-purpose room offers another technology-rich environment for large groups to meet and work together.

A library space comes to life with brightly colored, modern furniture and yellow call-out features in the ceiling
Students sit at high tables in an Innovation Center for STEAM off of a larger library space
Cafe-style seating fills a lounge area, as students study in a space adjacent to the larger library
A study area with flexible furniture leads from the library to the cafe area beyond
A teacher instructs students in a flexible auditorium-style classroom connected to the larger library by open garage-door entrances
A counter curves around a study space accented by a yellow ceiling call-out with windows that connect to an adjacent hallway

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