Saint Paul, Minnesota

Washington Technology Magnet Middle School

Midwest USA
Saint Paul Public Schools
Project Size
86,000 Square Feet (new)/131,500 Square Feet (renovation)

Renovation and Expansion, Middle School, Technology Gallery

Located in a 1920s building cluttered by numerous additions and renovations, Washington Technology Magnet Middle School needed updating in order to fulfill its vision as a place where the celebration and visibility of technology engages students in creative learning. Cuningham Group worked with the school to create a visible, technology-based learning environment within the shell of the existing building.

The heart of the new facility contains a three-story Technology Gallery with daylight that spills from above, creating an effect like a streetscape, looking down on a lively arcade of student interaction.

Circulation paths from numerous floor levels were simplified and now pass through the heart of the school in clear and inviting routes. Project labs redefine the scholastic program by creating interdisciplinary work spaces supported by technology.