Thief River Falls High School
Thief River Falls School District and ARI’s working relationship spans over 25 years. Small renovation projects, closing and demolition older schools, and roof replacements along with multiple remodeling were ongoing. With the community’s support in passing a bond referendum in 2011, the District was ready to renovate their existing school to be more accommodating for the students and community.
Through a design process, ARI worked with the District to create a new main entrance with an office area for the students, school employees, and visitors during school hours. The existing entrance by the Auditorium was converted to a public entrance and community use training area.
Additional reconfiguration relocated the Industrial Arts Department to the high school site and modifying their spaces to run efficiently with less square footage. All classrooms at the high school were reviewed for utilization to minimized additional square footage to the facilities.
In addition, to meet current energy standards, the entire existing physical plant was upgraded and now provides thorough technology and useful spaces.
The District’s use of the building by the public has increased immensely since the completion of the project. In September of 2014, the District held an Open House and Dedication Ceremony to share and celebrate, with the entire school and community, a facility that everyone is proud of.