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Waupun Area School District – Rock River Intermediate School

Adapt a former high school into spaces appropriate for grades 2 - 6

After relocating into the former high school, EUA worked with the District to renovate the 66,300 sq ft facility to be more “kid friendly.” To achieve this, science labs were converted into classrooms with movable furniture to make reconfiguration easy and allow students to work in arrangements that suit their individual preferences.

The media center is spacious with bright colours, ample daylight, moveable furniture and glass-enclosed study rooms located within sight of the librarian. A computer lab doubles as a small classroom while a gathering area with tiered benching provides space for group discussion. Hallway nooks with seating offer quiet spaces for reading.

To provide additional seating during the lunch-hour, the cafeteria was enlarged and features bi-fold doors to provide a direct link to the existing space. A bank of windows provide substantial daylight, while colorful and reconfigurable furniture enlivens the area and promotes interaction amongst students.

A more prominent main entry sequence improves visibility and security, and parking provides a safer student drop-off and pick-up area.