Southwest High School Addition and Renovation

The original Southwest High School was constructed in the 1930s, with a multiple additions and alterations after. A second building and walkway were added, creating a split campus. Increased enrollment and the ever-evolving needs of students prompted additions to the school that would tie the entire building together.

Clark Engineering provided structural engineering for new learning spaces inside, between, and tied to the two buildings. Engineers faced considerable challenges related to adding onto an 85-year-old building that had been modified over the years. In particular, the addition needed to match existing floors and fit between the existing buildings, and it incorporated phased construction.

The finished addition provides a dramatic three-story entry, new classrooms, a new media center, and spaces that suit the needs of today’s students.


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