Proj Overview

At an escalating rate, high schools are becoming de facto community centers and hubs for athletics at all levels. Like the neighboring communities it serves, the Prior Lake-Savage School District has been growing rapidly, with enrollment at Prior Lake High School expected to top 3,000 in grades 9 through 12 within a few years. With no community center to siphon off the growing demand for youth athletic facilities, the school district has shouldered the expanding load. Fall 2017, the district passed a $109.3 million bond referendum that included funds for additional athletic facilities.

Included in the bond referendum was $46.8 million for additions to the high school, including the new activity center with four courts and a weight room.  The new activity center will benefit Prior Lake in more ways than one. It’s not just a facility for high school sports, but also an asset to the community.

Wells Concrete manufactured and installed more than 20,000 square feet of precast concrete components for the field house portion of this project, including wall panels and hollowcore plank.  Architectural insulated wall panels showcase a beautiful mix of acid etch, sandblast and reveals for a façade that matches nicely with the high school’s current exterior.


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Project Team


Wold Architects & Engineers


BKBM Engineers, Inc.


H+U Construction


Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools #719


Wells Concrete

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Wells Concrete

Key Project Attributes

A combination of precast members within a field house is the perfect solution for schools and community sports parks. All locker rooms, training facilities, offices, equipment storage and utility needs in one cost-effective, consolidated space with flexible design options. We have finishes and color options to match your existing structures and design requirements. Weather-tight and resistant to disaster and vandalism, these buildings require very limited maintenance, giving you decades of cost-effective service.

Project/Precast Scope

  • Arch Insul Wall: 14,034 sf
  • Arch Solid Wall: 128 sf
  • Hollowcore: 1,764 sf
  • Struct Solid Wall: 5,069 sf