New Berlin Jr/Sr High School

New Berlin CUSD #16 | New Berlin, Illinois

The project at New Berlin’s Junior / Senior High School will mean that all grade levels in the district will have the opportunity to learn and grow within modern facilities. The addition and renovations to the building are focused on re-organizing and improving all core educational spaces to give a clear understanding of place for both the Junior high and Senior High School. Different grade levels have individual spaces specifically catered to their age group, with shared spaces centered between for ease of access for everyone.
 
The project will replace approximately 70,000 s.f. of outdated, poorly functioning spaces, with portions of the 1970’s building and J.B. Kirby Dome remaining. This design stemmed from the basic form of a double loaded classroom corridor, exploded into a wedge shape to allow natural light and collaboration spaces to fit within.

Multi-purpose and multi-use were important themes in this addition. Large spaces like the commons, band, chorus, new gym, and career suite include flexible equipment that will allow its occupants to rearrange the space to their needs for that year, week, or hour within the day.

Features
  • Renovation & Additions
  • Collaboration Spaces
  • Secured Entry
  • Re-Organization of Space
  • Equitable Spaces for All Grades
The Challenge

Over 70,000 s.f. of New Berlins Jr/Sr High school was outdated and operated with poorly functioning spaces.

The Solution

The addition and renovations to the building is focused on re-organizing the spaces to give a clear understanding of place and to create efficient student access and traffic flows to shared spaces.

Student parking is secluded on the eastern side of the building and has a direct path to the main secure entry.