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This image of the new high school shows the commons area. Students would use the space to eat lunch and gather. Architects are focusing on incorporating natural elements in the building design - like wood and earth-tone colors. (Image by Cuningham Group)

The new school: A glimpse inside the design

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Natural elements that promote flexible learning environments are being incorporated into the design of Alexandria's new high school.

During a special school board meeting Tuesday, architect John Pfluger presented preliminary plans for the school's layout and said reflecting the lakes area landscape will be prevalent throughout the school's design.


"You're going to see lots of wood or wood veneer as we move forward," Pfluger said.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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