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Moose Lake Community School

ARI Designs New 137,000 SF Educational Facility in Moose Lake, MN

Moose Lake Community Schools and ARI began working together in the spring of 2014  on planning and designing a new PK-12 school referendum campaign. After multiple efforts the district had made in the past, ARI worked with the school and community to clearly communicate the needs for a new 21st-century educational facility.

ARI helped to identify the district’s goals and vision for a new facility by meeting with staff and key community members. Upon completion of the visioning process, needs, space requirements, and the budget for the new Moose Lake Community School were identified.

Artistic renderings and visual images of the proposed Moose Lake school were developed and prepared as a tool to educate the community, school staff, students and school board. ARI attended multiple community meetings to receive input on the proposed plans and to confirm that all the needs of building end-users were met.

After the successful referendum campaign and the completion of construction documents, construction of the new facility began in the fall of 2015 with completion in September of 2017.

Project Highlights:

  • New facility to replace aging, flood-damaged building on limited site.

  • Provides for Head Start through high school grade levels.

  • Includes 450-seat SOTA auditorium complex that includes green scene lab

  • Daylit commons and gyms for health and energy efficiency.

  • Two gyms – competition gym to seat up to 800 or allow for two basketball games to be played simultaneously.

  • New, larger site with easy access and room for growth.

  • An efficient, secure main entrance that provides good visual supervision of the building's interior and exterior

  • Separate bus and auto lanes allowing for site safety; convenient parking for all events, students, staff and visitors

  • Elementary and high school feature academic commons areas with library services

  • Fitness center with public availability

  • Nature teaching areas adjacent to campus – forested, grasslands and wetlands

Scope of Services

New Construction




Moose Lake Public Schools

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