Kasson-Mantorville High School Additions and Alterations

Kasson, Minnesota

Design team: Dean S. Beeninga, AIA (Principal-In-Charge); Kara Rise (Interior Design); Blayne Parkos, P.E. (Mechanical Engineer); Sarah Fox (Project Architect)

The architect was selected to provide a long-range facilities plan to address immediate needs and future-ready learning. Major additions and alterations include a new auditorium, student commons, dining ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$214.00CITATIONHigh School CitationFEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio and a food service area, large and small group learning areas, a learning commons center, an administrative suite, and alterations to science and fabrication labs.
To enhance the educational experience, the facility offers a variety of spaces and settings for learning, exploring, socializing, and creating. The new spaces reflect Kasson-Mantorville’s re-branding and its commitment to excellence.
The student commons is a light-filled multipurpose space for gathering, socializing, dining, and studying. The furniture consists of movable tables and seating, high-top technology work tables, soft seating, and portable sitting stools. The commons is the school’s vibrant central hub that connects the main entrance, auditorium, and gym.
The learning commons center is a busy, flexible space with a variety of engagement settings: open-seating areas, flexible conference areas, a maker space, sitting nooks, and technology tables. The spaces support individual learning, small and large groups, class instruction, and presentation work.