By thinking holistically, the additions and renovations at Saint Anthony-New Brighton (SANB) Secondary School not only addresses long-outstanding deferred maintenance and inadequate educational facilities to support the curriculum, but also incorporates design elements that anticipate long-term needs of the district.
The design completely reorganizes classrooms while creating six new STEM and science labs that share resource spaces. Combining the industrial technology lab with physics and science program results in a suite focused on contemporary science that includes robotics and high-mileage vehicle construction. Updated classrooms now have current technology and new casework, and the design reconfigures the entire special education suite to meet student needs. These educational renovations sustain what is now one of the top science schools in Minnesota. The cohesive planning approach pushed the capabilities of the design beyond the referendum scope and incorporated a new student commons, cafeteria, and kitchen space.