Date Completed
65,000 SF

Waukee High School Field House/Wellness Center

Waukee, Iowa

A new 2,500 seat competition gymnasium, hall of fame, and 3 mat wrestling room connects the Waukee High School to its Wellness Center in this Field House addition/renovation project.  Together with a 22 classroom/library addition constructed simultaneously, this addition completes the High School campus and brings it to a capacity of 1,800 students.  The gymnasium/Field House is a state-of-the art competition venue that rivals Iowa’s colleges.  Portable basketball goals, a retractable volleyball net, specialized lighting, a large video board, and a center scoreboard motivate the athletes’ performance.  Flanking the south wall of the gym is a large wall comprised of translucent panels that allow enough natural light that PE classes do not require artificial light.  From the exterior a large gold wall and 20 high purple “W” provide little doubt about the school spirit generated by this addition, as does the atrium “hall of fame” which proudly displays the accomplishments of Waukee’s athletes in dramatic and creative ways, including an 107 foot long wall graphic depicting the history of Waukee athletics.

Fun Fact:  The translucent panel wall in the Field House is the largest installation of its kind in Iowa.