Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Year: 2015

In 2015, CHCA embarked on a new development for facility planning on their campus.  Our team completed  for CHCA concept design and renderings for six projects which included a preschool expansion, a remodel to 4th – 6th elementary, a remodel of the second story of the 7th and 8th grade preparatory academy, a redesign of the high school innovation lab into an open and collaborative space,  a new Welcome Center addition to the Administration, and a new Multi-purpose gymnasium with administrative offices.

Our team worked hand in hand with the school to gather drawings, review the existing conditions, and host design charrettes to create concepts which would work for the school and the students. Working together, we reasoned through possibilities and  drafted diagrammatic options.  Our design team developed these diagrams into 3-D depictions and worked with the school, administration, and donors to review these diagrams.  With Elevar’s assistance, the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy was able to prioritize their needs and gain concrete knowledge of the cost of renovations and improvements on the Academy.  This solidified knowledge played an important role in presenting the proposed improvements to donors and gaining their support.

With the funding secured, the school was able to bring us along with them for realization of the projects. Phase 1 of this project included the Welcome Center addition and a two-story addition to the existing Upper Elementary School (cafeteria addition, innovation space renovation, new playground and parking lot). This first phase also included adaptive reuse of existing 4th grade classrooms and new preschool vehicular drop off, new playground and indoor play area, and a new High School greenhouse. The second phase includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium.



555 Carr St.
Cincinnati, OH 45203

120 West Second St.
Suite 1800
Dayton, OH 45402

2360 Chauvin Dr.
Lexington, KY 40517

1220 West Sixth St.
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44113