Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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    College Community School District
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OPN Architects provided complete programming, master planning, and full-service design phase development through construction documents for this new construction facility. Utilizing the latest technology in 3-dimensional design, OPN provided interior and exterior study models that helped the school district understand the full impact of design choices.

The two-story facility includes classrooms, laboratories, a kitchen, a cafeteria, commons, administration, a split-configuration dual gymnasium flanking locker and shower areas, and industrial technology, art and music classrooms. Divided into two distinct but connected sections — one housing 7th and 8th grades and the other housing 9th grade — the overall learning environment is enhanced by large volumes of space that incorporate architectural features of exposed structure, large windows, and an assortment of interior and exterior finishes. To maximize energy performance for heating and cooling, the entire facility is supported by a vertical-loop geothermal well system.

As the district continues to expand its vision for the future, consistent campus-wide planning ensures maximizing funding resources for new facilities, expansions, and renovations. OPN Architects has provided professional services and strategic planning for the district for more than 15 years.

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