K-12 Tours (2)

Friday, October 25, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Credit: AIA LU/HSW, IDCEC = 3

Fee: $150 per person (Note: K-12 and Higher Ed Tours are included in the Architect/Designer registration.)

All Friday tours include a box lunch.

Join your fellow designers and school administrators on architect-led tours that take you behind the scenes of high-profile, cutting-edge schools in the Milwaukee area.

Please note that there are three tour options on Friday afternoon: (2) K-12 Tours and (1) Higher Ed Tour. You will be asked to choose one option at the time of registration.


K-12 Tour - South

St. Augustine Prep

Architect: Korb & Associates

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a new ground-up construction K-12 campus with an emphasis on academics supported by the latest in technology. The curriculum format is based on academic neighborhoods that include multiple types and scales of learning environments and specialized classrooms. Flexible classrooms with embedded technology allow for real time information sharing and collaboration, while smaller scale, casual break out spaces are designed for focused group work or one-on-one instruction. The academic program is further supported by athletic facilities including an outdoor track and playing field, indoor field house and WIAA natatorium.


Forest Park Middle School

Architect: Plunkett Raysich Architects

New Forest Park Middle School replaces a dated and undersized building on the same site, increasing capacity to serve over 1,200 students in grades six through eight. Designed to maximize flexibility and offer a diverse array of learning environments, this new facility is dedicated to the District's mission of delivering student-centered learning. Organized into three wings, the large scale of the building is reduced to neighborhoods that each grade level can call its home. These wings come together at the central learning commons which spans two floors and serves as the hub of the school. Replacing the traditional library, the learning commons is an open environment without walls that allows students and staff to quickly access resources, find places to collaborate and facilitate opportunities for rapid prototyping and ideation in the connected STEM and FAB Labs.


Franklin High School

Architect: Eppstein Uhen Architects

Franklin Public School's $33 million referendum addressed capacity issues and added a new Performing Arts Center to the High School campus. The district used this opportunity to completely transform the school, aesthetically and functionally, inside and out, to change the way they deliver education to the High School population. The school received a two-story Learning Space addition and a new performing arts center. The remainder of the facility underwent a substantial renovation, completely changing the way it delivered education from "teacher-centered" to "student-centered". EUA created three S.T.E.M. neighborhoods, including a combination of Math, Science and Project Lead the Way programs, a "creative wing" featuring an art and media-based suite and a humanities neighborhood focusing on the Language Arts and Social Sciences. Each neighborhood places an emphasis on collaboration by incorporating a centrally located "think tank" space, where students and instructors can meet for office hours.


K-12 Tour - North

Friday, October 25, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Credit: AIA LU/HSW, IDCEC = 3

Fee: $150 per person (Note: K-12 and Higher Ed Tours are included in the Architect/Designer registration.)

All Friday tours include a box lunch.

Meadow View Elementary School

Architect: Eppstein Uhen Architects

Scheduled to open for the Fall 2019 school year, EUA designed the new, 675-student Meadow View Elementary School with today's elementary-aged students in mind. With a variety of flexible small and large group instructional spaces, the school will support the evolving instructional needs of the District while providing additional capacity to accommodate enrollment growth.


Brown Deer Middle/High School

Architect: Plunkett Raysich Architects

Following the passage of a successful referendum, the School District of Brown Deer began a campus-wide transformation. The School District consolidated the high school and middle school to accommodate grades seven through twelve. More than 54,000 sq. ft. of renovation work occurred to ensure both the middle and high schools each had their own identity, with common areas to bring them together. Each school features its own gymnasium and cafeteria. The new commons area is shared by all grades and is used for large group functions and after school activities. The 63,500 sq. ft. addition to Brown Deer High School includes a 33,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse, four-station gymnasium with full wood composition flooring and four practice courts, 160-meter running track, batting cages, climbing wall, art rooms, new locker and toilet rooms, fitness center, seating for over 2,000 spectators, and a large commons area outside the gym.


Oconomowoc High School East Campus

Architect: Eppstein Uhen Architects

To expand their campus, the District purchased a vacant medical clinic located near the high school campus. The new East Campus provides an opportunity to create new learning environments for experiential and project-based learning and a new home for the District's administrative offices. To transform the former clinic into a modern learning environment, the entire structure was gutted and renovated. Windows were added and skylights bring in natural light while innovative mechanical systems increase ceiling heights while a new material and color palette create a new identity and enlivens spaces. The design supports an innovative curriculum with flexible, large- and small-group learning spaces similar to professional business environments.