Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference
April 20-22, 2017
Blurring the Lines Between Architecture and Education
The Drake Hotel
December Meeting Presentations
Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School
Olentangy Berlin High School
High performance learning concepts where embraced in the design of this new PK-6 school, providing for a large gathering stair/presentation space near the center of the building, as well as collaboration/extended learning areas in each of the four academic wings. The building is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Lewis Center, Ohio
Using Olentangy's recent successful high school layouts from Liberty and Orange High Schools as the basis of design, Olentangy incorporated new Collaboration studios into the academic studios to provide high-performance learning spaces for today's academic program. Various other improvements were made throughout the building to address security and technology.
Beavercreek D-Lab Renovations
Eighth through twelfth grade students collaborate, prototype and present in four new Design Thinking Labs throughout the district. Students develop the ability to investigate a problem, apply relevant knowledge, and take responsibility for their learning by utilizing critical thinking and solving problems as an application of design thinking. The flexible spaces are created to put students at ease, foster collaboration, and engage and support 21st century learners.
Strongsville Middle School
This project is for a new Middle School housing 1,340 students and incorporating high-performance learning principles and encouraging teaming and small group learning in twelve small communities. The building also includes an 800-seat auditorium and an oversized gymnasium.