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cleveland school addition and renovation MN | cleveland

The project consisted of a new kitchen, band room, art room, STEM classroom, biology lab, Ag-Tech shop, athletics facilities, and a multi-functional Lower Level Commons link. The kitchen features (state-of-the-art appliances, surfaces, systems) with an efficient and functional layout. The new design allows for improved lunch line flow, allowing more of the school’s growing student body to each lunch together at one time. The design of the new band and art rooms inspire creativity with their (materials, shape, connection to outdoors), demonstrating the district’s dedication to fostering the arts. The new STEM classroom, biology lab and Ag-Tech shop were included in the program to promote a range of learning styles and goals. Break-out learning spaces were incorporated (within the classrooms, scattered intermittently between classrooms?) to facilitate small group sessions, one-on-one support, flexible learning, and social gatherings. Upgrades to the athletics facilities now rival those of surrounding communities, with a new competition gymnasium, weight room, and locker rooms that elevate the school’s fitness standards. Linking these new learning and athletic areas is the Lower Level Commons, which can serve as a cafeteria, a learning space, a meeting/presentation room, or a gathering venue for those attending events in the gym. Its wide plan with low ceilings allow it to accommodate great numbers while still feeling quaint. OR Its expansive windows make the room feel more spacious and provide a welcoming amount of natural light. The flexibility of this engaging space will help support the school’s changing needs for years to come.