Saint Paul, Minnesota

American Indian Magnet School

The remodeled American Indian Magnet School is designed to be a celebration of culture, community, and learning. Arising out of a master planning effort Cuningham completed for Saint Paul Public School District in 2014, the renovation and addition to the American Indian Magnet School will align the facility with a district-wide commitment to creating flexible and culturally-aware 21st Century learning environments. Central to the design is the school’s ability to function as a community gathering space. The design emphasizes open, collaborative areas and flexible venues that promote personal connections. The school’s library, now reimagined as a long house, is the new cultural heart of the space. The school also implements all-inclusive restrooms and changing facilities, which not only benefits the students, but also creates logistical flexibility for the range of cultural and community events the school intends to host with its new space.

Client: Saint Paul Public Schools

Studio: Grow

Market: Civic, Native American, PK-12

Size: 103,400 Square Feet

Scope: Renovation, Addition

Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning

Delivery Method: Construction Manager as Adviser

Key Project Contacts:

Dining Rendering