3100 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Minnehaha Academy Tour
On August 2nd, 2017, Minnehaha Academy faced the unthinkable. Just weeks before classes were going to resume, a gas explosion destroyed a large portion of the historical Upper Campus of this private Christian school. Administrators scrambled to set up the school in a temporary location. The leadership team began to weigh options for moving forward. Should they rebuild on their same campus or move to a completely new location? Should they rebuild the same blueprint of the historical building, or build for the next 100 years of students? Donna Harris, the President of Minnehaha Academy said,”‘It was a tall order. We needed a partner who knew what we are all about, someone who understood us and could move fast.” The leadership team asked Cunningham Group Architecture, who had both deep experience with K-12 design and familiarity with the Minnehaha community, to design the rebuild. Mortenson construction won the bid for construction. The goal was to build in less than a year, welcoming the students ‘back home’ on campus in fall 2019.
The International Facilities Managers Association will be sharing the story of Minnehaha Academy’s rebuild on Wednesday, April 15th at 4 pm. We will be doing a panel presentation and tour of newly rebuilt Minnehaha Academy Upper School campus.
More event details, including registration, will be announced soon. For now, save the date!