Ryan Siemers
Hmong Shb

From the 2022 Architectural Portfolio: Hmong College Prep Academy Phase V Elementary Addition and Remodeling

May 1, 2023
The project was recognized in the Renovation category.

Hmong College Prep Academy aimed at building a middle school addition to its St. Paul, Minn., campus while expanding the lunchroom, improving circulation, and creating unstructured learning areas. At the existing building, a one-story central area was replaced by a two-story structure that creates a commons area. Within the commons, a large, daylighted seating area greets students, and new stairs and hallways ease congestion and simplify circulation. A skylight and lightwell add natural light to the lunchroom. A central coffee bar serves as a focal point. In the middle school, 41 new classrooms along with numerous pullout spaces increase learning options. In addition, another gym with an upper running track increases exercise opportunities during Minnesota winters. A robotics wing engages students with STEM curriculum. Connecting everything is a skyway.

Read more about Hmong College Prep Academy Phase V Elementary Addition and Remodeling and view a photo gallery at SchoolDesigns.com.

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