Friendship Learning Center

North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin


School District of North Fond du Lac


3,551 sq.ft.

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Improvements to the Friendship Learning Center inspire discovery and exploration for students in early childhood programs through fifth grade in the School District of North Fond du Lac.

To accommodate future growth, the architect designed a two-story academic addition, grouping the spaces into classroom “pods.” Each pod contains five classrooms arranged around a central resource area. Folding glass doors open classrooms to the larger space and provide opportunity for collaborative teaching and learning.

For a unifying building theme, designers developed the “Learning Lands” concept to serve a physical and educational function. To provide educational content that teachers could reference in the classroom, each grade level was assigned a different continent, corresponding color scheme, and wall graphics that identify cultural, natural, and linguistic characteristics of each continent.

To realize the district’s vision for future planning and flexible spaces, the existing portion of the building was renovated and now provides right-sized classroom spaces and collaborative areas. Shared collaborative spaces were inserted between classrooms to provide flexible learning opportunities.

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Carpet by Johnsonite
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Physical-Education Flooring by Robbins Sports Surfaces
Cabinets by Stevens Industries
Ceilings by USG
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by Ceilings Plus
Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Door Hardware by Glynn-Johnson
Door Hardware by Hager
Door Hardware by HES
Door Hardware by Ives
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by National Guard Products
Door Hardware by Precision Control Systems
Door Hardware by Rockwood
Door Hardware by Stanley
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Doors by Oshkosh Door
Elevators by Schindler Elevator
Movable Partitions/Walls by Nana Wall Systems
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Roofing by Versico
Windows by Manko Window Systems
Door Hardware by Architectural Builders Hardware (ABH)
Card Systems by Honeywell
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Dyson
Washroom Accessories by AJW Architectural Products
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Bradley Corporation
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Best Mfg
Athletic Equipment by Porter Athletic Equipment
Bleachers/Grandstands by Irwin Seating
Playground Equipment by BCI
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
IAQ Devices by Eaton
Draperies/Blinds by SWFcontract
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Draperies/Blinds by 3G Mermet
Lockers by General Storage Systems
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Signage by InPro Corp.
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