CLEARWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL

PROJECT DETAILS

 

Location: Waconia, MN

 

Completed: March 2001

 

Building Cost: $18.5 Million

 

Number of Students: 800

 

Square Feet: 218,000

    Clearwater's 800 students are divided into six houses consisting of classrooms for the language arts, social studies, math, science, and literature, a smaller classroom open for individual student instruction, and a workroom for staff.  These rooms surround an open commons area, which include lockers, computers, and workstation areas.  Clearwater Middle School also offers a spacious media center, computer labs, cafeteria, technology labs, art studio, music suits, FACS room, and administrative offices.

    Meeting the needs of the middle school and community is the Safari Island Community Center.  Architects Rego + Youngquist worked with the district and city to set up and program formal agreements on how they could operate a shared facility.  The agreement was that the competitive pool and the four-court field house would be reserved for the school during the day and the remaining portions would be open to the public.  The different amenities within the center include: an Olympic size pool, recreation pool with zero depth access, play features and water slide, a four-court field house for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and elevated running track.  The facilities also include a fitness area with aerobics equipment, multi-purpose rooms for community education programs and parties, locker rooms and family friendly locker rooms.

7601 Wayzata Blvd., Suite #200, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

 

Phone: 952-544-8941          Fax: 952-544-0585

 

    Meeting the needs of the middle school and community is the Safari Island Community Center.  Architects Rego Youngquist worked with the district and city to set up and program formal agreements on how they could operate a shared facility.  The agreement was that the competitive pool and the four-court field house would be reserved for the school during the day and the remaining portions would be open to the public.  The different amenities within the center include: an Olympic size pool, recreation pool with zero depth access, play features and water slide, a four-court field house for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and elevated running track.  The facilities also include a fitness area with aerobics equipment, multi-purpose rooms for community education programs and parties, locker rooms and family friendly locker rooms.