Jan
2013

OMA Honors Woodford Paideia

Congratulations to the entire CPS Woodford Paideia team. The Ohio Masonry Association has slected the project as a winner of its OMA 2013 Award of Excellence.

As one juror put it..."Wouldn't it be great if every student in grades K-6 in the country could be as fortunate as the 550 students who attend this school! We migh have more students inspired to become an architect, artist or mason!"

The jury felt that this was a building that conveyed to all who entered...whether student, teacher, administrator, or citizen...welcome to a building that celebrates the joy of learing...of seeing exciting possibilities of artistic expression in one of the most common of architectural elements...the wall.

The "Architect's Statement" proved without a doubt that the architect of this building envisioned and used various colored brick the way a painter would see and apply different colors of paint.

Plaques will be presented to the Owner: Cincinnati Public Schools and Design Firm: GBBN Architects at the group's Award of Excllence Banquet on February 26th.