The Hill City School District wanted to create fitness and multi-purpose spaces within their existing facility that would serve the whole community, in addition to students and staff. The fitness facility will serve to provide student athletes with a modern and safe environment for training, as well as be a source of wellness for the community. The multi-purpose room is designed for flexible programming and will be utilized for events such as school board meetings, community education, and group fitness classes. Thoughtful layout of the entry and circulation was considered to allow the community access to the new spaces while maintaining the necessary security for students inside the school. In designing the new entry, the team was able to direct much-needed daylight into the new spaces by utilizing large expanses of glass windows — creating a welcoming arrival and reinforcing its connection to the community.
Elk River Community Facility & Ice Arena
Elk River, Minnesota