South Central Service Cooperative

North Mankato, Minnesota

  • FIRM

    I&S Group, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    South Central Service Cooperative

  • AREA

    12,223 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,200,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    11/2007

The South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) serves more than 100 member institutions by cooperatively hosting administrative and educational services for the region. The new 12,000-square-foot facility enables them to more effectively enhance the education of more than 10,000 students by utilizing state-of-the-art technology, including videoconferencing, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$180.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices TV, distance learning and rural school interconnection. Services include student academic outreach programs, health and safety programs, cooperative purchasing, wellness, health insurance, technology services and more.

To meet the Cooperative’s programmatic needs, an efficient dual-use (administrative offices and conference center) facility capable of future expansion was designed. Shortly after construction began, the Mankato School District recognized the benefits of physically—and to some degree, programmatically—attaching itself to this facility, and design work began immediately to meet the needs of an early-child-development center.