Fairmont Public Schools – Fairmont Lakes, MN

Fairmont Public School Building Exterior
Fairmont Public School Playground
Fairmont Public School Staircase
Fairmont Public School Small Classroom
Fairmont Public School Classroom
Fairmont Public School Young Classroom
Fairmont Public School Cafeteria
Fairmont Public School Computer Lab
Fairmont Public School Library

ICS led a community-engagement effort to study the needs and create solutions for the Fairmont Public Schools PK-2 programs. Our team facilitated a community-based task force look at existing site conditions, evaluating and confirming assessments of spaces against standards from the Department of Education, as well as peer group schools with similar programs. The task force was able to see the space deficiencies that the existing programs were operating under, and develop solution options. ICS developed cost estimates for all options, analyzed operating cost impacts and described graphically the possible facility configurations under consideration.

ICS had the task force rationalize the options and develop a prioritized listing of the preferred solutions. This work was documented in a detailed report and presented to the board for consideration.  ICS continued working with the board in workshop sessions as it deliberated the options brought forth in the report of the task force. The result of the Board’s deliberation was a $15.4M project to create a PK-2 addition at the existing 3-6 facility, Five Lakes Elementary School which passed referendum in May, 2010.  ICS later served as owner’s representative in the construction phase of this project.

This project included a 69,000 square foot, two-story PK-2 addition to the existing 3-6 Five Lakes Elementary School to house PK-2 students as well as significant remodel and interior renovations within the existing facility.

At a Glance


69,000 square feet

Construction Cost:


Completion Date:

Fall 2011

Services Provided:

Needs assessment, solution options development, referendum planning, construction phase owner representative