Sartell-St. Stephen Independent School District, located in central Minnesota, is one of many school districts across the country that recognized a need to dramatically evolve traditional classrooms to create a variety of specialized and flexible learning environments to meet the needs of next-century learners.

Cuningham Group Architecture, in collaboration with engineering and architecture firm IIW-Minnesota, is designing a new 1,350-student high school that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Early in the design process, the district’s administration, staff, and community members determined that there was a need to create innovative and collaborative spaces to best foster...

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  • About the Author:

    Tyler Whitehead is a registered architect and a member of Cuningham Group’s education studio. As a creative professional, he has a unique ability to translate programmatic needs into architectural reality. His approach promotes design integrity and quality control throughout the duration of a project. He is dedicated to working closely with clients so they are invested in all aspects of the design process, promoting the delivery of thoughtful solutions that are in line with the client’s vision.