Solon Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon, IA

Main goals of the project:

  • New middle school for grades 5 – 8 to handle increasing enrollment

Unique or interesting challenges about this project:

  • The music area was designed as a tornado storm shelter
  • Daylighting and geothermal system for energy savings.
  • Secure entrance.

How the final design incorporates 21st Century learning practices:

  • Collaborative learning spaces were dispersed throughout the building as well as project rooms, STEM classroom and exploratory classrooms.
  • Presentation stair in commons.

Expertise

Pre K-12

  • Banfield Elementary School

  • Eagle Lake Elementary School

  • Faribault High School Fielitz Fitness Center

  • Faribault High School Pool

  • Farmington Synthetic Field

  • Forest City Athletic Facilities

  • Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (JWP)

  • Kasson-Mantorville Field

  • Loyola Catholic School

  • Plainview-Elgin-Millville (PEM) School District

  • Rosa Parks Elementary School

  • Saint Peter High School

  • Shattuck-St. Mary’s Stem Building

  • West High School Cafeteria

  • West High School Science Lab