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Puzzle Pieces

A flexible student learning environment in RIpon, Wisconsin, allows student groups of different sizes to work together with supervision from the classrooms.

Educational environments need to support today’s evolving pedagogy, but they also need to align with the financial realities of the district. While many educational environments are changing, grade level configuration is an aspect that often remains fixed. To simply approach grade level configuration as a given is to potentially miss opportunities to realize significant positive impact.

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Keeping the Faith in Catholic Education

A flexible student / teacher workspace in the Catholic elementary school, Lumen Christi in Mequon, Wisconsin. Furniture allows the room to serve many functions, and glass provides views in and out of the room to increase supervision and safety.

Demand for Catholic education is increasing rapidly as parishes consolidate their school systems. Traditionally, each Catholic church would run their own school. Now, as the trend turns to shared school systems that serve multiple parishes, the school buildings need to expand for the growth.

Expanding for growth can mean either renovating and adding on to existing school buildings, or creating a whole new school building. Either way, the challenges remain the same. The school building has to serve more than one purpose.

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Welcome 2017

Adaptive re-use renovation and expansion to house the Bader Rutter Agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It’s been a great year for Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP. We are excited about what 2017 brings and we are working hard to deliver quality design and help solve our clients’ problems of space, efficiency and image. Check out what some of our clients are saying about Why they selected PRA. Also take a look at just a few of the projects we are currently designing.

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A New Center for St. Augustine University Parish in Platteville

Aerial view of St Augustine Student Housing at UW Platteville, WI

Finding your place on a college campus can be difficult. Some students have a strong faith background and want a safe space to practice their religion and share thoughts and experiences with their peers. The Newman Center at St. Augustine University Parish in Platteville, WI allows students to come together for worship, discussions and events. We designed the new chapel and student center highlighted in this video.

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Building Consensus

Swallow School Principal Kyle Moore (left), superintendent Melissa Thompson and Plunkett Raysich Architects project manager of k12 Education Nicholas Kent give an overview of the two different design projects at an informational tour concerning a possible referendum at the school.

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP and Swallow School District are presenting at the 2015 Spring WASDA/WSPRA Conference.

“Building Consensus with Community and School District Leaders”

Thursday, May 7 | 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020

Presentation Overview
Whether you are developing a master plan or defining the strategic direction and goals of your school district, effective communication and building consensus within your community and with your staff and School Board members are essential.

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PRA School Clients Pass Referendums Totaling Over $74 Million

Three Wisconsin school districts and clients of PRA successfully passed multi-million dollar referendums on Tuesday that will go towards facilities improvements in the communities of Madison, Platteville, and Mequon-Thiensville.

PRA assisted Madison Metropolitan School District with a year of facility and referendum planning, ultimately leading to the District’s successful $41 million

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Ripon Area Schools Groundbreaking

Design of this school and planning issues were explored with this rendering of the BIM model for a High School in Ripon, Wisconsin

A groundbreaking event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 to celebrate the start of expansion and renovation work at Ripon High School. The event marks the beginning of construction to build a 81,000 square foot addition to the facility and renovate 174,000 square feet of existing space, in order to house both Ripon Middle School and Ripon High School in one building.

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