Waunakee Community School District

Waunakee, WI


Prior to hiring Findorff, Waunakee had an unsuccessful referendum. Findorff and Eppstein Uhen Architects were then engaged by the District to take a fresh look at district-wide needs, finalize a new project scope, and bring a solution to the community. The team listened to stakeholders to understand their needs and created a new plan. As a result, the $44.8 million referendum was successful by a significant margin in November 2014.

Almost two years later, the project team completed various building projects to support the District’s significant growth and current educational programming. Construction was completed in 2016 with the following scope:

  • New Waunakee Intermediate School
  • Heritage Elementary School Renovation
  • Prairie Elementary School Addition and Renovation

Category /

K-12 Education

Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
New Construction
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Awards /

2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Project of the Year
2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best New Development or Renovation - Education
2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Green-Built Project
2016 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award