State-of-the-Art High School Celebrates Opening at HAPA

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On October 22, 2021, The Hmong American Peace Academy (“HAPA”) celebrated the grand opening of its new 99,000 square foot high school built by VJS Construction Services on its main campus in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Park neighborhood.  

Phase 1 of the Master Plan included a new 99,000 square-foot high school building with 38 classrooms, a 16,000-square-foot gymnasium, a multipurpose resource center with a student-run café, a museum dedicated to Hmong history and culture, and dedicated college and career resource centers, administrative offices and professional development facilities for teachers and staff. This space allows HAPA to continue expanding its services and provide state-of-the-art education to the Hmong community.

“We aspire to become one of the very best schools – without qualification – in Wisconsin, and this beautiful new building represents our drive and relentless focus to reach this goal. “

 

– Chris Her-Xiong, HAPA’s Founder and CEO

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The VJS HAPA Team: Tin Truong, Gina Spang, Ben Baenen, Joe Zanotti, Rick Andritsch

VJS Construction Services was the general contractor for the project; Continuum served as the architect and planner, and Travaux was the owner’s representative.

To learn more about HAPA and how to support its mission in encouraging its students to become global citizens, peacebuilders, and leaders, please check out their website.

Read HAPA’s Press Release
Read About The Construction Progress Celebration

HAPA Under Construction VJS
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