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Widseth Provides Planning, Funding, and Design Support for School Districts


School districts face many challenges: aging facilities, space constraints, and dozens of other obstacles. These challenges prevent you from providing the experience you want for your students, staff, and community.

Widseth’s architects and engineers have partnered with more than 60 school districts across the state to achieve their goals and we can do the same for you. Our role is to guide you through the process to make your vision a reality.

Facility planning based on your values & goals

Facility conditions assessments and long-range facilities plans are key to identifying and prioritizing your district’s needs. These reports serve as roadmaps to ensure that you allocate your budget in the most effective way possible and maximize the outcomes from your investment. During this stage we work with you to collect and assemble as much information as possible to gain a 360-degree understanding of your district. We will assess your facilities and systems, analyze enrollment trends, make recommendations to your long-term facilities maintenance (LTFM) plan, engage the community to make sure all voices are heard, and make recommendations accordingly.

  • Facility assessments
  • LTFM 10-year plan support
  • Project budget development
  • Community engagement

Funding strategies

We will work with you to maximize your financial resources and help you discover what options are available. We understand how school projects get funded and have helped numerous districts get their projects off the ground.

  • Grant review & writing
  • LTFM budgeting
  • Short/long-term debt analysis
  • Pre-referendum planning

Spaces that fit your district

Creating an environment in which students can learn is much more involved than simply designing a structure. It’s about creating a sense of place that supports the curriculum, inspires learning, instills pride, and motivates students to excel. Most of all, it’s about designing a school in which students and faculty feel safe, comfortable, and fulfilled.

  • Student-focused design
  • User group engagement
  • Sustainable material selection
  • Cost-conscious construction

Design and construction

You will have an experienced guide with you from start to finish. Our architects, engineers, and project managers will help you assemble the right construction team and ensure that the design intent is achieved throughout the project. Our multi-discipline team draws on their eclectic backgrounds to provide you with creative solutions to complex problems when they arise, potentially saving thousands of dollars during construction.

  • Assistance with construction manager selection
  • Assurance that all systems run smoothly
  • Punch list and warranty reviews

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