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The Blake School-Highcroft Campus
The Blake School is a private co-ed school in Minneapolis with three campuses with students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. This project involves adding an Arts wing and pre-kindergarten to their Wayzata campus, the Highcroft School. The original structure was built in 1962 by James Stageberg, and was a state-of-the-art country day school when it was constructed, with a wonderful sense of scale and material. Our project intends to create an addition that remains true to that spirit, and will develop a new state-of-the-art environment for learning, while responding in a deliberate and complimentary way to the original structure.
The project involves both new construction and interior renovation. The addition will contain studio art, music and drama spaces, and a pre-kindergarten classroom. Moving these classes into the new space will allow for the renovation of existing spaces for a computer lab, tutoring and admissions rooms, an expanded Early Childhood Development Area and new offices.