Solon Middle School

Solon, Iowa

  • FIRM

    StruXture Architects

  • CLIENT

    Solon Community School District

  • AREA

    81,820 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $14,500,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2017

Design team: StruXture Architects

The Solon Community School District is a growing and progressive community that needed a new middle school to reflect the high level of education they deliver. StruXture helped the district develop a master plan and pass a $23 million bond vote to pay for this project as well as adding an auditorium at the high school. Modern ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$177.00FEATURED IN2017 Architectural Portfolio combined with collaborative spaces were the driving forces behind this 21st-century education facility.
Upon entering the school, one is immediately greeted by an open, secure and highly visible office that flows into an expansive two-story commons. Used for a variety of functions, including educational presentations and collaboration, the commons incorporates a staircase and built-in seating, linking it to the second floor.
Directly off the commons is a two-story glass media center. The educational wings feature an abundance of natural lighting and transparency. The “learning studios” link to the small group and collaboration spaces to enhance the learning process. The athletic corridors feature motivational sayings cast directly into the terrazzo floors to enhance school spirit.