Expecting more than 1,000 new students in the next five years, Hilliard City Schools created a facilities master plan to address infrastructure updates.
A new $38M, 142,000 SF Middle School was built to handle the anticipated increase in student enrollment. The construction begun with an early site package in fall of 2016 followed by the building package in February 2017. The new Middle School was completed in August, 2018 for the start of the academic year.
The capital program will also address ongoing repair needs in every school in the district.
Originally constructed in 1952, Tremont Elementary School has expanded its original building footprint through several additions over the last half-century. To accommodate expanding student enrollment, Elford was selected as the Construction Manager to provide construction services for a phased project. Phase I included a 12,170 SF addition on the north end of the existing building, which added five new classrooms and a media center. Phase II & III included a new 11,000 SF gymnasium addition, conversion of the old gymnasium and locker rooms into a new cafeteria and kitchen, remodel of the old cafeteria into a new main office, as well as other miscellaneous interior renovations. All work was performed on an occupied campus and within an occupied school building. Special work hours and safety measures were enforced to keep construction traffic and activities separate from school activities to ensure a safe site for all students, staff, visitors and community members.
This 210,269 SF, two-story high school for grades 9-12 is part of a new education campus including a 55,000 SF elementary school, athletic fields, eco-labs, bio-swales and parking on a 70-acre site along Summit Road. The new schools focus on the District’s STEM initiative. In addition to a full complement of classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums, a library/media center, distance learning facilities, and administrative spaces, the new high school houses a Performing Arts Center to serve the entire Reynoldsburg community. This is an OSFC Project and is LEED® Silver certified.
The facility has been recognized with an American School and University Outstanding Design Award.
This 134,576 SF, three-story, urban high school was completed in 1922 and is a contributing building in the East Broad Street Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A complete building renovation and a 38,215 SF addition for the overall 172,790 SF three-story school on a 19-acre urban site. Renovations included all new MEP systems, roofing and finishes. The addition is masonry bearing wall construction, single ply membrane roofing, masonry veneer to match the existing building and includes a competition and auxiliary gym with wood flooring, locker rooms, a weight room and mechanical room. An open atrium space with skylights and aluminum curtain walls separates the existing building from the addition and provides a main entrance and central circulation area. The project also includes the renovation and addition to an off-site stadium and new baseball and softball fields, including dugouts and storage facilities. OFCC Project.
The Africentric k-12 Early College facility is a new 139,449 SF building housing up to 1,000 students (460 elementary, 230 middle, and 310 high school level students) built on a 52-acre site. The facility was designed for 21st century student learning concepts with collaborative learning spaces with decentralized library spaces spread throughout the building. OFCC Project.
The campus includes a separate 35,600 SF competition gymnasium building with 2,100 seats, baseball and softball fields, and tennis court facilities.