Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
The Blake School is a private co-ed school in Minneapolis with three campuses serving students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. This project involves adding an Arts wing and prekindergarten to their Wayzata campus, the Highcroft School. The original structure, built in 1962 by James Stageberg, was a state-of-the-art country day school when it was constructed, with a wonderful sense of scale and material. Our project creates an addition that remains true to that spirit and develops a new state-of-the-art environment for learning while responding in a deliberate and complementary way to the original structure.
The project involves both new construction and interior renovation. The addition contains studio art, music and drama spaces, and a pre-kindergarten classroom. Moving these classes into the new space allows for the renovation of existing spaces for a computer lab, tutoring and admissions rooms, an expanded Early Childhood Development area and new offices.
Photography by Andrea Rugg and Paul Crosby