Mariemont City Schools

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Year: 2012

Photographer: Elevar

Elevar worked with the Mariemont City School District by providing architectural and engineering services for various small construction projects for many years. In 2008, Elevar was enlisted by the District to record and review the conditions of the aging school system facilities and to judge whether the schools in the District aligned with the curriculum goals.

Although many of the old schools were icons of the neighborhood, they were failing internally and causing tremendous stress to both the budgets and academic programs of the District. After formulating a strategic plan for facility improvement, the Elevar team worked with all invested parties to identify the needs of the community as a whole. The Master Plan, decided upon by the community, involved the renovation of two existing elementary schools, decommissioning of the existing middle school and the building of a new middle school / high school campus. In this place, space was redistributed for increased efficiency of facility and curriculum and the “neighborhood school” was maintained.

Furthermore, Elevar provided services for the District for a renovation and addition to Mariemont High School. The facility was previously an open school, with few walls and poor acoustics. The scope of the renovations included classrooms with walls and windows, complete handicap accessibility, and a new science complex. Additional renovations consisted of the construction of technology labs, an updated library and newly remodeled restrooms. In addition, all health, safety, and security concerns were addressed.



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