Waukee High School, Addition and Renovation

Waukee, Iowa

  • FIRM

    FRK Architects + Engineers


    Waukee Community School District

  • AREA

    109,960 sq.ft.





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.