Prototype Junior High Schools

Oswego, Illinois

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In an effort to accommodate a growing population, Kluber Architects + Engineers worked with Oswego Community Unit School District 308 to develop a junior high school prototype that could be built cost effectively throughout the District.

Four junior high schools were built based on the prototype design. The first generation school was developed in 2002 to accommodate a 900-student population, while a later generation of the building prototype accommodated 1,125 students.

The education wing is organized for team teaching and contains individual pods for each grade level. A multipurpose room and resource center were also included in the design and construction. A fine arts wing features band and choir spaces, as well as a cafeteria with a stage. Theater lighting, curtains and a sound system were additional design components. Finally, the athletic wing contains a gymnasium and balcony that are sized to accommodate 925 spectators.


Oswego CUSD 308

Project Type

New Construction

Services Provided

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Project Size

195,000 Square Feet

Project Budget


Schools Completed

Bednarcik Junior High School
Karl Plank Junior High School
Traughber Junior High School
Murphy Junior High School

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