When considering how to advance their schools into 21st Century Learning, the Topeka School District began the task of creating combined schools that housed multiple grade levels.
Southridge High School
Southridge High School, located in southern Indiana, wanted to challenge its students
to be more creative and develop their problem solving skills. They designed a makerspace
in their library to allow students to create, invent, and learn. By definition, a makerspace is
a place where students can gather to tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools
East Ridge High School
With over 372,000 square feet in their new school, the one thing that administrators and contractors
could not build or design into East Ridge High School is the culture. It was up to the students to
establish their own identity; however, the architecture and the furniture provided the foundation
for the amazing culture East Ridge High School radiates today.
With a facility designed and constructed in the 1920s and 30s, the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary’s character was strong; however, its efficiency and ability to effectively serve the needs of
the students and staff were not optimal. The seminary administration decided it was time to renovate, with the main challenge being to preserve the facility's rich heritage while
incorporating today's amenities.
At Lindenwood University, the priority is on providing students with an exceptional academic
and cultural experience; however, athletics also play an important role. So, the university
challenged itself to develop a first class Student Athlete Center that would not only benefit
the student athletes, but the entire campus, alumni, supporters and the St. Charles,