Cassingham Complex Additions and Renovations

Bexley, Ohio

  • FIRM

    SEM Architects

  • CLIENT

    Bexley City Schools

  • AREA

    280,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $31,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2003

Bexley City Schools’ Cassingham Complex is home to Cassingham Elementary School, Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School. The design integrated seamless additions that honor the central residential neighborhood and classic style of the original 1926 building.

The community has a tradition of strong support for the arts, so the renovation of two auditoriums—one ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,800COST PER SQ FT$52.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation the high school that was gutted and fully equipped as a state-of-the-art performance theater, and one in the elementary/middle school that was restored to its initial glory—were critical elements to the success of this project. The cafeteria and lobby feature new two-story areas that feature colorful, alive spaces.

The new 51,000-square-foot arts wing features improved performance spaces for instrumental band, orchestra and vocal music and offices for the music department, two art studios, a family and consumer science lab, a technology classroom, a computer lab and a lecture studio. The design also added 12 new elementary classrooms to the 280,000-square-foot facility to support the community’s history of excellence in education.