Perham High School
With the successful passing of a referendum, the Perham-Dent School District constructed a new High School Facility for grades 9-12 including an attached Career Tech Building, replacing the existing 100 year old building. The High School design revolves around a central Great Hall space which serves as the main gathering and lunch area, as well as the main organizational hub for the campus. A fine arts Studio, Band and Vocal rooms, Art room, Kitchen, Building Receiving, Media Center, Academic Wing, Administration and Gymnasium all radiate off this 2 ½ story space containing full height glass curtain walls on either end, flooding the space with natural light and allowing for branding to the exterior towards a main interstate highway. The Career Tech Building incorporates real world industrial equipment and technologies, such as woods, welding, cad and a student led program called Jacket Manufacturing. The new facility also allowed the culture of PHS to change, incorporating a new model of teaching and room utilization structured after higher education models in additional to safety, security and natural daylighting solutions. The new facility was also connected to the existing Prairie Wind Middle School to allow students, staff and activities to flow back and forth between classrooms and the gymnasiums. With the addition of the new 3-station gymnasium, incorporating full arena style seating, upper level walking track/observation deck, wrestling and fitness rooms, the Perham Campus has 5 full courts all under the same roof for hosting larger events and tournaments. Site planning around the new facilities situated parking lots for quick access and supervisions with traffic flows focused on pedestrian safety. All areas of the project were designed and constructed to allow for flexibility and expansion in the future as the community continues to grow.
General Contractor: Olaf Anderson