Ashland High School

Ashland, WI

Originally built in the late 1960s, Ashland High School is a perfect example of design trends gone wrong. Focusing only on energy savings and flexibility instead of its occupants, AHS was built with white demountable walls, which were never moved, and with hardly any windows to allow in natural daylight. When the District Administration decided it was time to go to referendum to improve their facilities, they surveyed the students, and very quickly three top priorities were created: improve HVAC systems to have consistent temperatures throughout the facility, gain natural light, and finally introduce colors to the classrooms and throughout the facility. SDS was hired following a successful referendum in April of 2016 and immediately set out to make AHS a facility that the students could be proud of.