Indian Community School

Franklin, WI


Set into 142 acres of wetlands, hills, prairie and woodlands, the Indian Community School serves children in grades K-8 who are descendants of enrolled Native American tribal members. The facility was designed and constructed to reflect the school’s curriculum and philosophy, which incorporates native cultures and spiritual traditions.

Examples of this include a drum-shaped performance space near the center of the building where traditional ceremonial functions will be held. In addition, the interior entry space utilizes indigenous materials, such as limestone floors and Douglas fir columns. Constructed at more than 100 different elevations, this unique facility resembles a ribbon-shaped structure measuring 983 feet in length from end to end.

 

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Category /

K-12 Education

Attributes /

New Construction
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Eppstein Uhen Architects