Cincinnati Public Schools / Silverton School


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Scope: Full Architectural Services

Size: 68,032 SF/New Construction

The new construction of the 63,032 sf Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school houses 400 students and is situated immediately adjacent to a public park and recreation fields. The building program holistically supports the emerging Museum School Pedagogy.

Working with members of the surrounding community, the school was designed as a true community learning center with inside spaces being open for extended hours. Student Dining is open for breakfast service prior to the start of school. Areas located off the main entrance are accessible after hours: art, music, media center, computer lab, parent and volunteer rooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and stage. Site development and land use were thoughtfully considered for two adjacent residential neighborhoods and the users of the public park.

As LEED Silver certified school, Silverton Paideia was designed and built environmentally responsibly. A rainwater reuse system saves over 50% of annual water usage and reduce energy usage by 25%. During construction, waste was minimized by using recycled building materials and recycling waste. Of on-site generated construction waste, 92% was diverted from landfill by recycling. 27.8% of the total building materials content was manufactured using recycled materials. Building materials were also sourced regionally. Of the total building materials, 56.6% were extracted, harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site. Insulated concrete forms were installed which doubled the insulation in the walls.