IIW Minnesota

Ag2School Tax Credit Passed: Now What?

Until now, the likelihood of a school bond referendum passing depended greatly on where the school district was located in Minnesota. In metropolitan areas, school referendums pass at a higher rate than... > READ MORE

Planning a School Expansion? Here’s What to Do When

As we begin a new school facility planning process, I’m often asked the same question: What do we need to do when? There can be many moving parts, leading up to one vote. Knowing all the steps and how... > READ MORE

Take This Step at the First Thought of School Facility Changes

Just thinking about a facility expansion or remodeling of some kind? It’s common for school leaders to wait to engage an architect until they have begun to formalize their ideas, vision or plans. We’ve... > READ MORE

How Schools Are Increasing Safety

In every survey asking parents what their number one concern about school facilities is, we see the same answer: safety and security. As designers, we’re constantly asking ourselves, “How safe can... > READ MORE

3 Ways Design Can Make Buildings Safer

Each day, hundreds of students walk into schools and thousands of other community members walk through grocery stores, banks and other buildings. Above all, we want them to be safe and we don’t... > READ MORE