Fremont High School
When the community of Fremont decided it was time to replace its 86-year-old high school, a building that had been added onto and patched together many times over, they turned to architects they trusted, Kingscott.
Discussions led to plans for what would become the school that met the dreams and needs of the community. Designed to make the most of its natural surroundings set in hills next to a pond, its tall windows and expansive views lend a sense of openness inside the building and bring in the light that enhances learning.
From geothermal heating and cooling system, and in-floor radiant heating, to the educational wizardry of the Steelcase media:scape Collaboration Labs, a one-of-a-kind information commons, and classrooms where every piece of furniture moves, this is a school of the 21st century.
At the same time, it accommodates the learning needs of aspiring farmers in this rural community. Jim Hieftje, former Superintendent of Fremont Public Schools, calls the building “a masterpiece” and says students are very proud of the building that brings out the best in them.