Rivers Edge Montessori
Located on a small site on the Little Miami River, this new Montessori school in the Dayton Public School District was designed with three stories and is nestled against the existing levee to provide for protected outdoor play. Two separate wings meet to create one lobby of centralized circulation space. The unique window pattern allows outdoor views for students completing school work on the floor – a design inspired by the Montessori curriculum. The design team maximized the size of extended learning areas and created a new atrium commons area as a result of the efficiency of the layout.