Canal Winchester Local Schools

High School Additions and Renovations

Category
K-12 Schools
About This Project

We assisted Canal Winchester Local School District with participating in the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program to complete the full redevelopment of its existing High School and secure additional programming spaces that were not present in the existing building.

The programming involved 149,500 existing SF to be renovated and 53,500 SF of new space which focused on an auxiliary gymnasium, media center, blending learning classrooms, and project labs. The renovation of the entire building brought existing conditions up to Ohio School Design Manual standards throughout.

A new administrative office wing was created out of the former media center space and the building was re-oriented to the Washington Street frontage as the primary entry. The former administrative office was converted into a new student commons which focuses on self-directed learning and technology. Student dining was expanded and science labs were created. The renovation also focused on student traffic patterns and safety, with a reorganization to provide better access and transportation throughout the facility.

The building remained in operation during construction.