Florence Middle/High School Addition & Renovation

Florence, Wisconsin

Market Leader

Craig Uhlenbrauck / Vice President, Education

Project Overview

The additions to and complete renovation of this historic 1930s high school building included:

  • Infrastructure upgrades for the entire Middle/High School building (plumbing, HVAC and electrical upgrades, roof replacement, window and door replacement, addition of sprinkler system, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements)
  • Secure main entrance
  • Renovation and modernization of the historic 1930s section (creation of distance learning classroom, elevator and other accessibility improvements, High School classroom updates, widened corridors)
  • Renovation of the STEAM area:
    – Tech Ed. (metals and woods shops)
    – Digital fabrication lab
    – Art classroom
    – Science labs and family/consumer education classroom
  • Middle school classroom addition
  • Kitchen addition
  • Demolition of the two-story, 1956 section

Education Market Leader

Craig Uhlenbrauck / Vice President, Education, Education


School District of Florence County


77,639 SF renovation | 11,478 SF addition


August 2018

Architect / Engineer:

Bray Associates Architects, Inc.

In their words…

“I think the communication, both internal and external, was absolutely critical and paramount. This project is going to allow the School District to continue in its goal of continuous improvement, positively affecting the lives of children and providing a 21st century education for years to come.” – Ben Niehaus, District Administrator

Additional Info:

Video: Referendum to Reality Florence County School District faced the possibility of dissolution due to declining enrollment and budget constraints. District Administrator Ben Neihaus describes the journey to rebuild trust, and how the community rallied to pass a $14.5 million referendum to renovate and expand the historic Florence Middle/High School.