Category Archives: History

The Deed is Done

We have received word that both Crosswinds and Harambee have officially been transferred to their new homes! Sue Mackert, Director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, reports that Perpich has received the deed to Crosswinds and Shari Thompson, now of the Roseville Area Schools, reports that ISD 623 now hold the deed to Harambee.

Please make sure to let your friends and neighbors know that Crosswinds and Harambee are open for business, still year round, still welcoming students from across the east metro, still focussed on integration, arts, and science. Help us get the word out!

Building Crosswinds

Here are two documents this weekend that shed more light on the “purpose built” nature of Crosswinds. These are both documents prepared by the architectural firm, the Cuningham Group. Incidentally, this group also designed the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis and the Washington Technology Magnet in Saint Paul.

The two documents I found have been scanned and made available at Scribd. One is a booklet about Crosswinds.

The other is a guide to the school that appears to have been prepared for a jury award tour at the school in 2002.

The firm also has their own web page about Crosswinds. This page lists a number of architectural and design awards for the building.