Jordan Park School of Extended Learning

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • FIRM

    Kodet Architectural Group


    Minneapolis Public Schools

  • AREA

    113,000 sq.ft.





The major initiative of the Jordan Park School of Extended Learning project was to provide educational opportunities for the entire community.

Neighborhood interests were important, and community involvement during the planning phase reinforced the need for community after-hours access to the gyms, computer lab and other areas.

The building is equipped ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$132.75FEATURED IN2000 Educational Interiors2000 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas cutting-edge technology, meets IAQ requirements, and has an interior layout designed to maximize spaces for teaching. Teaching in the classroom is supported by group-instruction areas or commons. The design visually connects the classrooms with the common areas, providing incentive for group learning and nontraditional learning.

The central lobby of the school visually continues a neighborhood street that the building interrupts. The lobby serves as a gathering place, as well as a continuation of the neighborhood grid.

The building’s design reflects a strong sense of providing a community node and activity center.

Photographer: ©Peter Kerze