The Wellington School, The Abbott Family Learning Center

Columbus, Ohio

  • FIRM

    SHP Leading Design

  • CLIENT

    The Wellington School

  • AREA

    73,994 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,924,472.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/2010

This bright, airy two-story learning center serves K-12 students, their families, alumni, volunteers and staff of The Wellington School. The center, which features comfortable seating and a variety of study areas, is served by wireless Internet access and search stations.

The lower school area on the first floor makes use of the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$131.48FEATURED IN2011 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers to provide appropriately sized study nooks around a series of columns. The versatile shelving promotes easy access to reading materials. The tops of the shelves are great spaces to display large children’s books and other colorful vignettes.

The rich traditional colors and dark cherry wood products used throughout add to the coziness of the space and reinforce school tradition. Two cantilevered glass-enclosed group study areas on the second floor, designed for team-based work, provide ample light.

The skylight (oculus), situated in the center of the rotunda, fills the space with daylight. The open design enables this light to filter to the lower level. The space has a timeless and traditional feel that welcomes, embraces and inspires its users.