Sun Prairie West High School

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin


Sun Prairie Area School District


450,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design team
Matthew Wolfert AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP (Principal + Architect); Ryan Sands AIA, NCARB (Vice President + Architect); Steven Kuhnen AIA (Director of Design); Chris Eger AIA, LEED AP, BD+C (Project Leader, Architect + Associate); Maria Welch AIA, NCARB, WELL AP (Design Specialist, Architect + Associate); Nathan Derks AIA (Project Leader, Architect); Mark Roeder, Assoc. AIA (Project Specialist); Tim Kollar (Senior Project Specialist); Jennifer Doering, Allied ASID (Interior Designer)

In a rapidly growing school district in Wisconsin, the new Sun Prairie West High School provides numerous amenities and educational opportunities as the second high school in the district. The facility emphasizes connectivity, transparency, and flexible educational spaces to support all programs within the school.

Bray Architects designed a three-story high school that supports the district’s forward-thinking interdisciplinary curriculum with innovative learning communities. Each community includes collaboration areas and a central commons area equipped with a 21st-century technology bar, project area, and flexible furniture. Programs throughout the school also support students’ individual talents and interests, such as the Career and Technical Education programming that are prominently placed to enhance visibility and encourage student participation.

The building’s footprint centers on the unique courtyard designed to maximize natural light, provide views of the surrounding nature, and continue learning outside. Interior design elements infused with neutral tone material provide a sense of place where students feel connected as well as wayfinding environmental branding graphics that evoke school pride and reinforce the school’s identity.

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Carpet by J&J Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Duraflex
Flooring by nora systems, Inc.
Physical-Education Flooring by Connor Sport Court
Physical-Education Flooring by Ecore Rubber Flooring
Brick/Masonry by County Materials
Brick/Masonry by Belden Brick
Cabinets by Marlite
Cabinets by Hunter Douglas
Cabinets by Formica
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Cabinets by Corian
Cabinets by LG
Cabinets by Maharam
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by Hunter Douglas
Ceramic Tile by Caesar Porcelain Tile
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Interceramic
Door Hardware by InPro
Doors by Wenger
Doors by Won Door
Movable Partitions/Walls by Manko Window Systems
Movable Partitions/Walls by InPro
Paint/Wallcoverings by Hallman Lindsay
Roofing by Versico
Windows by Manko Window Systems
Windows by C.R. Lawrence
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by J.L. Industries
Hand-Drying Equipment by Sanifount
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Accurate Partitions
Washroom/Shower Partitions by InPro
Athletic Equipment by Draper
Athletic Equipment by Gill Athletics
Bleachers/Grandstands by Southern Bleacher Co
Scoreboards/Clocks by Daktronics
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Brick/Masonry by Cloud Ceramics
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