Seward Montessori School Addition and Renovation

Originally constructed in the 1960s, Seward Montessori’s student population far exceeded the intended capacity; crowded conditions adversely affected learning. The challenge was to expand to meet the needs of today’s students within a constrained site in a densely developed Minneapolis neighborhood.

The solution comprised three main elements: adding a third story to an existing structure; renovating existing classrooms; and adding a two-story space that houses a dramatic entry, new media center, and new cafeteria. Clark Engineering’s structural engineering services allowed for the third story on a building that was not designed for it, including extending stair towers and reviewing the existing structure for increased wind loads. The finished project provides an enhanced learning environment for students of today and anticipates changing student needs for the future.


Location

Minneapolis, MN

Completion Date

2016

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, 2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award


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Location

Minneapolis, MN

Completion Date

2016

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, 2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award


More Educational & Institutional Projects