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Sustainable Solutions Center at Rockwood Summit

Space + Form Architects was chosen to be the architectural firm for the Monsanto Education Center for Sustainable Solutions. The center will be housed in a new building constructed on Rockwood Summit High School’s campus and will include an area where students and advisors can plant row crops to study how plants such as corn and soybeans produce a renewable source of fuel.

The new building will provide space for a Bio-Diesel Fuel Processor, that the students built, and classroom space where students can perform experiments to test and improve the quality of the bio-diesel fuel that they are producing. They are currently producing Bio-Diesel fuel from waste vegetable oil that they collect from the schools kitchen and plan to start growing crops on an area adjacent to the building to use producing Bio-Diesel fuel.


On Monday, June 16 the Rockwood School District invited the community to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Monsanto Education Center for Sustainable Solutions at Rockwood Summit High School.

Louis Henry and Fred Hof

Louis Henry and Fred Hof from Hof construction; General Contractor for the Center.

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Marquette High School Additions

Marquette High School Library & Classroom Addition

The existing library at Marquette High School will be renovated, reconfigured & expanded to create a entirely new library experience.  The entrance allows better access and visibility into the library which will now direct everyone entering through a contemporary student art gallery & display space.  Ample natural lighting will help reduce the carbon footprint of the new library and better connect the library with the outdoors.  The large glass exterior opening will become one of the main focal points of the new space. Another main focus of the library is an enclosed glass bridge that extends through the library’s open two story space. It will allow the corridor to pass through the library above the casual seating area.  A clerestory opening within the bridge will allow natural light to filter through the bridge and into the library space below.

The new library will accommodate:

  • Multiple classroom spaces equipped with Smartboards
  • Open & closed computer labs
  • Distance learning classroom
  • Formal conference room
  • Group meeting rooms
  • Casual reading & laptop table areas
  • Additional volumes of books
  • Work room
  • Staff offices & toilet
  • IT network office,
  • IT tech support office
  • Ample storage space for IT equipment & other tech support