Roseville Area High School

Roseville, Minnesota

Roseville Area High School, originally constructed between 1951 and 1973, recently completed a four-year, $22 million renovation and expansion project. In cooperation with staff and community, an educational plan was developed emphasizing interdisciplinary teaching. The resulting design includes two neighborhoods for 2,100 students. The neighborhoods have computer labs, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,100COST PER SQ FT$91.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio teaming areas, traditional and large teaming classrooms, student-resource areas and small-group rooms to provide flexibility in teaching and learning.

All learning areas have access to networked voice, video and data technology systems. In addition, common areas such as the media center, administration and school entrances were given special design emphasis.

A special part of the Roseville project was a new gymnasium addition. Planned and funded jointly with the city of Roseville for community use, this facility includes a performance/competition gym, space for gymnastics and seating for 1,800 spectators.

All mechanical and electrical systems were updated, and materials and design of the additions complement the existing building. Careful phasing of the project allowed school to remain in session during construction.

Photographer: Kristian Korab