The project at New Berlin’s Junior / Senior High School will mean that all grade levels in the district will have the opportunity to learn and grow within modern facilities. The addition and renovations to the building are focused on
re-organizing the spaces to give a clear understanding of place and to create efficient student access and traffic flows to shared spaces.
The project will replace approximately 70,000 s.f. of outdated, poorly functioning spaces, with portions of the 1970’s building and J.B. Kirby Dome remaining. This design stemmed from the basic form of a double loaded classroom corridor, exploded into a wedge shape to allow natural light and collaboration spaces to fit within.
Multi-purpose and multi-use were important themes in this addition. Large spaces like the commons, band, chorus, new gym, and career suite include flexible equipment that will allow its occupants to rearrange the space to their needs for that year, week, or hour within the day.
Student parking is secluded on the eastern side of the building and has a direct path to the main secure entry.