IIW Minnesota

Three Groups Impacting a School Referendum’s Success

School bonding referendums are challenging no matter where you live. Generally, people support education and want the best for the kids in the community. But that does not necessarily mean a referendum... > 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

4 Ways to Make Our Schools Smarter

Schools are not built like the one I attended or even sent my oldest children to. They are changing. We’re becoming smarter. We know that the environments we learn and work in affect how we perform.... > READ MORE

What Do 21st Century Schools Look Like?

School facility design has changed significantly over the past 10 to 20 years. We’re thinking differently about what our schools need to be and how the facilities themselves can actually position our... > READ MORE