Oconomowoc Area School District

Oconomowoc, WI

Findorff’s relationship with the Oconomowoc Area School District dates back to 2002 with the construction of Summit Elementary School. Five years later, Findorff returned as the Construction Manager for the District’s multi-school expansion. This latest initiative included the construction of two new intermediate schools totalling 123,000 square feet as well as the addition to a 48,000-square-foot expansion project completed at the District’s High School.

This 77,000-square-foot facility was the first new school to be built in Oconomowoc in 40 years, and one of the first buildings in the new Pabst Farms development. The building has 23 classrooms clustered in four quadrants around the perimeter, with a larger gymnasium, stage, library, and ancillary spaces toward the center.

Nature Hill and Silver Lake Intermediate Schools: Strategically located on two sites near growth areas of the community, these new 123,000-square-foot, two-story intermediate schools have identical footprints to provide an equal community presence, but different color schemes to differentiate the schools both inside and out. The layout for both facilities includes a two-station gym, locker and multi-purpose rooms, art, science, special education, cafeteria, health, choral, orchestra, band rooms, combined technical education and computer lab as well as a library and computer lab. Each school has capacity for 800 students, for grades 5 through 8. A house concept design provides individual classroom areas for each grade level.

Oconomowoc High School and Arts Center: Specifically, Oconomowoc High School received a gymnasium addition that more than doubled the size of the existing gym, including a wood performance court, practice court, and a running track. A new, 750-seat performing arts center was also part of the project scope, with amenities such as a full-rehearsal room, orchestra pit, scene shop, dressing rooms and a lobby reception area.


Category /

K-12 Education

Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
New Construction
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Plunkett Raysich Architects