Whitefish Bay Middle + High School Libraries

We partnered with the Whitefish Bay School District to create engaging, 21st-century library spaces.

Need: Update libraries at both the middle and high school

Solution: Incorporate vibrant and colorful elements into flexible collaboration areas such as SGI, project, and technology rooms

Result: Modern library environments that support collaboration among students and staff

Collaboration area looking into discovery room with sliding doors

Fact Sheet

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Whitefish Bay, WI


16,600 sq ft (high school)

Construction Cost

$1,400,000 (high school)

Client Type

Modernized Libraries

The new Whitefish Bay Middle School and High School libraries are colorful and accessible environments that supplement classroom learning. We transformed the existing, traditional libraries into vibrant and flexible spaces that allow for movement and collaboration. Sliding glass doors provide separation between collaboration and quiet areas, while still allowing staff to supervise students from the centrally located circulation desk.

Amenities like a discovery room in the middle school library allows for direct connection to the flexible collaboration zone and an innovation station provides students access to high-powered computer and other technology. Interior finishes were thoughtfully selected to bring energy and excitement to the environment while drawing from a sophisticated color palette.

Collaboration area
Library entrance with garage door open and front desk visible
Resource area featuring sliding doors
Project room with built in bookcase and shelves
Meeting room featuring sliding doors and window looking into library
Innovation station and front desk

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