Hmong College Prep Academy

Hmong College Prep Academy

Hmong College Prep Academy

St. Paul, MN

Completion Date:  2013
Project Type: Addition/Renovation/Interior Remodeling

Hmong College Prep Academy is a growing charter school that was relocated into a building that was originally a health club.  In Phase I, Kodet Architectural Group worked with the staff and administration to remodel the unused and under-utilized spaces into nine new classrooms, including art and choir, and an expanded lunchroom.  In addition, restrooms were moved out of the gym and small locker rooms added.  This allowed the basketball court to be reoriented into a high school-sized court.

At the main entrance, offices were expanded to provide areas for private consultation.  Improved control over the main entrance was also achieved.  On the second floor, an administration area and conference rooms were enclosed to allow for staff development and group projects.

In Phase II, new storage and workout spaces were added to the gym.  Phase III recently finished construction adding a high school addition with 24 new classrooms, a more welcoming entrance, and a 477-seat theater with full stage, green room, production area, and more.

Further supporting academic and community interests, the addition is pursuing LEED® certification through the U.S. Green Building Council to make tangible the good stewardship practices Hmong College Prep Academy promotes daily in the classroom.  Compared to a typical school design, the addition anticipates meeting LEED certification goals to reduce overall power consumption 10 to 15 percent, reduce water use up to 40 percent, capture and clean 100 percent of stormwater that falls on the site, and use environmentally friendly interior materials to promote the health of students, staff, and faculty.

 

 

Completion Date:  2013
Project Type: Addition/Renovation/Interior Remodeling



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