Construction for the new Hiawatha Academy High School is in full swing

Hiawatha Academy

Minneapolis, MN
General Contractor:
Schreiber Mullaney Construction
U + B Architecture and Design, Inc.
Bunker and Assoc, LLC.
Hiawatha Academies

Hiawatha Academies, a network of charter schools in South Minneapolis, new construction project is in full swing on a new high school at the site of the former Canada Dry and Shasta bottling plant in the Longfellow Minneapolis neighborhood. The new high school campus, which is set to open in the Fall of 2018, will welcome over 400 scholars next school year, and will grow to a full capacity of 788 scholars and 84 staff over the next four years.

The $27.3 million project will result in about 105,000 square feet of school space including a new gym, soccer fields, media labs, a biochemistry lab and art, music and dance space.

Wells Concrete provided more than 70,000 square feet of precast concrete for this project.  329 members of hollowcore plank were placed for two floors.  Nearly 100 pieces of insulated architectural wall panels boasting an acid etch and sandblast finished frame the structure.  In addition, 25 pieces of solid wall panels were produced and erected helping to secure the building. Some of the exterior walls of the existing building were left in place and integrated into the design.

Products Pieces Sq. Ft
Hollowcore 329 34,200 sq. ft.
Insulated Wall Panels 92 38,650 sq. ft
Structural Wall Panels 25 8,125 sq. ft.


For more information about this project, contact Bob Geil.