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Northwood Public School - New Construction

Northwood, ND

In late summer of 2007, an EF4 tornado struck Northwood, causing total destruction of the town’s existing K-12 school. ICON responded immediately with team members to assess damage and begin strategic planning with the District. ICON worked with the District to analyze new school options and worked to develop a masterplan to rebuild a new K-12 school. Because ICON understood the importance of having an operational school building as soon as possible, the team coordinated multiple bid packages while collaborating with FEMA to develop damage assessment reports to maximize the school district’s insurance claims. The school is divided into two wings, K-8 and 9-12. It features two gymnasium for practice and competition, library, and cafeteria/commons. The school was designed with future expansion in mind.

Due to rising enrollment, Northwood Public School needed additional classroom space to accommodate the increasing number of students and staff. Along with classroom space, the Board agreed the addition of an auditorium was necessary to adapt to a growing population. In fall of 2018 and with ICON’s leadership and guidance, the community approved the bond referendum by 75% to move forward with the project. The design features additional classroom space in the elementary wing to include space for Title I, special education, music instruction, and general classrooms. The auditorium space includes seating for 380 occupants, theatre production support space, audio and lighting control rooms, a welcoming entry lobby, and dedicated men’s and women’s restrooms. The project also included renovation work in the existing music room to provide additional storage space.

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