The firm teamed with SFA architects to design one of the most unique K-12 new schools for the Cincinnati Public School (CPS) system. This facility would be CPS's first new community learning center project, so it set some new standards even beyond, the then OSFC design standards.
The facility was designed to accommodate the housing and consolidation of two existing school programs, which would then be converted into one with a few years after opening. The educational program would be designed for a total student population of 650. Significant integrative programming would incorporate the partners, such as: the public library, police, health clinic, museum center, YMCA after school programs, etc.
The site provided was in a flood plain, so the facility was creatively designed to sit on top of piles and be elevated above the 100-year flood mark. This provided for parking and play areas underneath the building during most of the school year.
Project Awarded AIA Design Award of Merit
RIVERVIEW EAST ACADEMY
CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS