IIW Minnesota

Staying Ahead: If it isn’t Broke, Break it

We can get set in our ways, comfortable with routine and not even see the opportunities around us. Too often, we wait for something to break to fix it. By doing so, we miss creating something better –... > READ MORE

Pilot Classrooms Provide Paths to New Opportunities

Classroom design is not what it used to be. Learning spaces need to be highly flexible, interactive and tech-driven — with what can be an overwhelming array of options. How do you strike the right balance... > READ MORE

How a Facility Tour Changed Perspectives

It sounds simple: Inviting a seasoned professional into your school spaces to assess where you are and talk about opportunities. Yet the impact can be so significant.
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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