Date Completed
167,800 SF

Waukee South Middle School

Waukee, Iowa

Based upon the needs of a rapidly expanding population base, Waukee partnered with frk to create a progressive middle school facility that serves the varied needs of both the District and the surrounding community.  Using an interactive design approach in partnering with District faculty and staff, the facility is designed to house grades 6-8, with the flexibility to modify the educational basis to a two grade function, as the District integrates future facilities. 

The six educational classroom houses are the foundation of student life.  From this core, student interaction expands into the overlapping spheres of media, creative and technical education.  The athletic spaces are a shared resource, utilized by both the District and the community.  The entire facility incorporates extensive daylighting and exterior views, to improve the quality of the educational environment and foster interaction between the student and the world beyond.  This core design philosophy creates a facility that integrates the educational process with the future of the community.