Tuslaw High School

Massillon, Ohio

  • FIRM

    MKC Associates, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Tuslaw Local Schools

  • AREA

    95,551 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $11,859,021.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/2005

A new district board office links this new high school for grades 9 to 12 to the former high school, which will be converted to a middle school.

The new Tuslaw High School advances the district’s educational mission by supporting modern, effective education in a cost-effective, easily maintained facility. The exterior design complements the existing facility, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY515COST PER SQ FT$124.11FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio a fresh beginning for the Tuslaw community. Because the middle school and new high school will be contiguous, both facilities will benefit from some shared spaces, such as vocal and instrumental music rooms, and a new community room.

The commons area stage was integrated into the vocal room because the district has a reputation for having a large choir. The point of the instrumental room carries the design theme on the outside while concentrating the sound in the room.

The facility’s second-floor media center overhangs the administrative area below, forming a covered walkway, and features a standard computer lab, as well as a wireless laptop computer lab with a glass wall that opens into the media center.

The building also contains specialized art space with the focal point set into the center of the room. It features extra storage spaces and a kiln room.