The Osseo Adult Education Center promotes GED achievement through academic and English-language instruction to adult learners in the northwestern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Working with Osseo Area Schools and the Adult Education Center staff, the architect designed the 25,500-square-foot facility to meet the needs of these adult learners. It planned for an expansion COST PER SQ FT$155.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas provides human services as a “one-stop” service center.
Great care was given in creating clear and safe traffic patterns at the Osseo Adult Education Center. With adult learners arriving by various modes of transportation, the center offers welcoming dropoff areas and entries for pedestrians, bus riders and drivers.
The use of daylight, warm colors and patterns on the floors and walls make the center feel welcoming. The facility houses 14 classrooms, a large community room, two computer labs, two shared conference rooms, a lunch room with partitioning capabilities, and a teacher-prep area and staff lounge. The center serves as home to 1,300 adult students and 40 Osseo Area Schools’ staff.