PRA’s Interiors Team Takes Home FIVE Awards
When working on projects, the sweetest reward is providing functional and aesthetic projects for our clients that fulfill their vision and meets their needs. We exist to help improve their lives by improving their facilities, and it is a great honor when our collaborative efforts with our clients are recognized by our peers for an award.
This year at the 2023 ASID Wisconsin’s Design Excellence Awards Gala our collaborative teams were recognized for FIVE awards:
- Karcher Middle School in Burlington Area School District Won Gold
- Westside Elementary School in School District of Mauston Won Gold
- North Port Public Safety Building Won Gold
- Trinity Woods Won Bronze
Congratulations to our clients and design team on these recognitions!
Karcher Middle School in Burlington Area School District won GOLD
In 2014, the Burlington Area School District engaged PRA to complete a district-wide facility study and educational space analysis. This study revealed the aged middle school needed replacement to align with the district’s modern flexible approach to teaching and learning. Today, the new Karcher Middle School elevates teaching and learning in warm, collaborative, and modern environments that promotes “The Karcher Way” and allows for flexibility and adaptability of spaces to meeting future pedagogy.
Westside Elementary School in the School District of Mauston Won GOLD
The existing West Side Elementary school in the School District of Mauston, had exceeded its capacity and practicality. As part of a large master plan, the district decided to build a new school and centralize the campus. Today, the new West Side Elementary School is a vibrant learning community that supports curriculum, expanding student knowledge, and creates a sense of home while at school.
North Port Public Safety Building Won Gold
Fostering a sense of community and civic pride in the thriving West Villages, the City of North Port Safety Building anchors the gateway to Downtown Wellen. With an efficient layout, quality materials, and sense of gravitas, the new North Port Public Safety Building honors history while looking forward, performing optimally for its first responders and department staff, and meeting the needs of the West Villages for many years to come.
Trinity Woods Won Bronze
Trinity Woods is where generations meet. This intergenerational housing community is a home to seniors, single mother students, and Sisters. Design decisions were carefully made to make living spaces that fits those from all ages, including using natural and warm materials, repurposing artwork from the Sister’s previous home, and furniture selection to meet the needs and comfort from the oldest resident to the youngest. Trinity Woods’ is designed to allow serendipitous interactions between the sisters, seniors, single mother students, and children to build a strong, caring, and safe community.