Woodbury, Minnesota

Crosswinds Arts and Science School

Midwest USA
East Metro Integration District 6067
Project Size
121,000 Square Feet

New Construction, Middle School

This school is designed to offer an integrated, “hands-on” learning environment for 600 students in grades 6 through 8. Six home base units of 100 students each are organized around a built “park” of shared spaces, objects and resources.

Cuningham Group’s design includes individual work stations organized on two levels around a central gathering/performance space that celebrates student achievements. Contained in the central “heart” of this school are shared resources which include: performance, dining, administration, media resource, group areas, music and physical activity.


Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
James D. MacConnell Award, 2002

Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Exhibition of School Architecture Project of Distinction, 2002

American School & University (AS&U)
Architectural Portfolio Citation Award, 2002

American Institute of Architects Minneapolis
Merit Award Honorable Mention, 2003

American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education
Merit Award, 2003

Honor Award, 2003