New Boston Local Schools

New Boston School

The New Boston Local School District chose to reorganize and consolidate the District’s four aging schools into one new facility that houses 425 students from grade levels K-12.  The school is organized into three distinct academic “zones” specific to elementary, middle and high school functions, each having its own centralized resource space for students to collaborate with each other and faculty outside of the classrooms.  Core program functions, such as Dining, PE and Music spaces, are shared with a common access being provided from each zone.

The shape of the building, inspired by the natural features of the site, bends around an adjacent rocky hillside and shifts to avoid an active floodway.  Sloping roofs visually relate to the dramatic landscape and also incorporate clerestory windows to bring abundant natural light into the school.  A glass enclosed entry lobby and cafeteria provide framed views of the adjacent hillside.

Project Data
Location New Boston, Ohio
Size 83,500 sf
Completed 2011
LEED Status LEED Silver Certified

Greg Spitzer served as the Lead Designer for this project while working at Legat Architects.