Middle School to High School, Expansion
The Waconia School District had a vision to convert their current middle school facility into a new high school to serve 1,600 students in their district. Cuningham Group led visioning workshops with district and community members to help guide the development of the high school expansion and the 122,000-square-foot addition, including a new athletic field complex. A new student commons and dining hall serves as both the center of the high school and as a lobby for the performing arts theater and gymnasium. The area features large, open spaces which offer various types of seating to accommodate the needs of both the school’s students and staff. The high-quality theater is fit to support both large theatrical and musical productions with room for over 1,000 of the school’s students, staff, and surrounding community members.
Designed in collaboration with LSE Architects.