Waukee High School, Addition and Renovation

Waukee, Iowa

  • FIRM

    frk architects + engineers

  • CLIENT

    Waukee Community School District

  • AREA

    109,960 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $13,435,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2012

The addition and renovation to Waukee High School added 22 classrooms, increasing the capacity to 1,800 students, and upgraded the existing facility.

The new classrooms are organized around a dynamic glass-enclosed library, which includes a mezzanine reading room. The project successfully introduces more color and vibrancy to the school by means of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$155.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation finishes. A prominent gold wall, which is visible from the exterior of the library, penetrates through the addition and extends into the interior of the existing building.

A new 2,500-seat competition gymnasium, Hall of Fame atrium, and wrestling room also were added. The gymnasium is a state-of-the-art venue with portable basketball goals, a retractable volleyball net, specialized lighting, large video board and center scoreboard. The gym’s south wall is a translucent panel assembly that enables diffused natural light to fill the space. The gym’s exterior generates school spirit with a large gold wall and 20-foot purple “W.”

The Hall of Fame atrium proudly displays an athletic timeline with a custom 107-foot-long wall graphic.