The Westside Early Childhood Learning Center is a two-story, 50,350 SF Pre-K learning facility that focuses on children between 3 to 5 years of age. The building features twelve classrooms, four consultation rooms, a multi-purpose space, cafeteria, full-service kitchen, indoor and outdoor playground, courtyard/outdoor classroom, indoor activity space, library, and exterior garden.
The facility also includes support spaces for a health center, teacher’s break and workrooms, administrative spaces, conference room, and an emergency storm shelter. The majority of the mechanical spaces, building and food storage, and a walk-in refrigerator is located in the basement of the facility.
This project is a multi-phased program that includes a new 4-8 facility, renovations to the existing Grandview Heights High School, and select improvements to Stevenson Elementary School. The new 91,300 SF 4-8 facility was constructed immediately adjacent to the existing High School, while the overall High School and Intermediate/Middle School campus remained occupied by students.
The comprehensive high school renovation program included new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, ADA improvements, renovations to the existing auditorium, new finishes, casework, and furniture. The program also included exterior shell renovations that maintain the historical nature of the existing facility, which was originally built in 1926.
With the completion of the High School renovation, the existing Edison Intermediate and Larson Middle School will be abated and demolished along with the Annex building located on the existing site. The final phase of the program will consist of final sitework improvements, revised parking and access drives, hard and soft play areas, new greenspace and landscaping.
In 2017, Dublin City Schools updated its master plan. Over the last 10 years, the District has experienced extensive growth with the addition of 2,400 students and anticipate an estimated 3,000 more in the next 10 years. Elford was privileged to have the opportunity to participate in the District’s expansion, taking on the renovation of the old central office to create a centralized preschool, and turning a 40 acre farm field into the new Eversole Run Middle School.
Eversole Run Middle School is just over 134,000 SF and includes over 50 classrooms, group breakout rooms, teachers’ rooms, specialty science labs, high-tech music spaces, unique dining, three courtyards, top-of-the-line athletic facilities, and a stunning gymnasium with a soaring golden eagle at center court.
The construction of Eversole Run Middle School was met with an unprecedented challenge, as construction took place during a global pandemic. However, thanks to the established partnership between Elford and Dublin City Schools, our team enjoyed navigating the entire process from ground up, and we are excited for the Golden Eagles’ students and staff to experience enhanced learning opportunities in this beautiful new space for years to come.
The existing Greensview Elementary School was built in the 1960s with a small wing added in 2009. This renovation and addition project included the renovation of 16,200 SF of the 2009 classroom addition and converting it into the building administration office with a secure entrance. The existing gym was also renovated to become the new cafeteria. A new 70,000 SF addition was added to the renovated area and includes a 2-story collaborative classroom wing, a state-of-the-art media center, gymnasium, and art rooms.
Each classroom features overhead doors, allowing students the ability to collaborate within or out in the environment beyond the classroom itself. Group study rooms are shared between classrooms and provide the look and feel of more focused environments. The open concept media center features large learning stairs for multipurpose use, a collaborative learning environment, demonstration space, student collaboration areas, and study spaces.
Outside of the building, the playground area was completely overhauled, replacing outdated equipment with modern playground equipment. The entire exterior is complemented with adjoining sidewalks, decorative paving, and landscaping. Utility services to the existing building were protected, re-routed, and/or replaced during construction to maintain operation of the existing facility while the new facility was being built.
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. Due to the success of the initial phases, Elford was hired again to complete the renovation of the remaining portions of the existing building as well as a kindergarten classroom wing addition, new media center, and relocation of the art rooms into the Phase 1 addition.
Phase 1 12,170 SF media center and classroom additions (completed in 2016)
Phase 2 11,500 SF gymnasium addition (completed in 2017)
Phase 3 22,253 SF renovation to the existing building to allow for new locker rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, and main office (completed in 2017)
Phase 4 42,900 SF renovation of the first and second floors, and a new 9,900 SF addition to the first floor. The renovation includes all new mechanical, electrical, fire suppression and technology systems, and the integration of the fire alarm and other systems throughout the building’s additional 34,300 SF.
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.