The Mount Horeb Area School District was in need of restoring and preserving their 1910 Primary Center Elementary building in order to meet their needs for 21st Century Learning initiatives. Through an approved referendum, the District implemented a 4,500 sq. ft. addition and 64,600 sq. ft. restoration/renovation. The project included a new entry and administrative wing that features a secured entrance sequence as well as classroom, library and cafeteria renovations. In addition, a geothermal heating system was added and revisions to the traffic patterns and site layout were developed to provide a safer environment for students, parents and staff. While the Primary Center renovation was less expensive than building a new facility, it also maintained a visible landmark within the Mount Horeb Community.
Together with our consultants and the help of Charles Quagliana Architects, this project was recognized by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation as an outstanding project of the year.