Pillager School Addition

Pillager, MN

Enrollment numbers are growing in the Pillager School District and projections indicate a continuing trend. A successful referendum led to the development of a 63,700 square foot addition to the existing K–12 school building.

Extending to the west, the addition consists of two classroom wings that will accommodate future expansion. In addition to general classrooms, the wings include science, band, a weight room, and other specialty rooms. A smaller addition to the southeast corner of the existing facility serves as a multi-purpose room for Early Childhood Family Education. It accommodates physical education and other activities for this age group.

The connecting link between the existing building and the new west wing construction provides a large common space. Its many uses include cafeteria for grades 6–12 and gathering space for the new competition gym and two practice courts. Relocated to the new addition, the High School’s offices are directly off the commons area for added visibility.

The new addition’s exterior materials—concrete block, brick, and exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)—complement the existing school’s palette. Exterior cavity wall construction with concrete block backup and architectural precast wall panels are primarily used in the addition. Aluminum windows, storefront, and curtainwall systems, combined with high-performance glass, make up the addition’s glazing systems. The roof system is comprised of an EPDM membrane and metal roof panels.

Built for the Future — Pillager School Addition

This addition and remodel project provides new opportunities to a growing community. (3:07)