Tiffin Middle School

Tiffin, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Fanning Howey


    Tiffin City Schools

  • AREA

    103,494 sq.ft.





The new Tiffin Middle School draws from the rich architectural heritage of the region, while breaking new ground in its approach to educational delivery.

Combining sixth-graders with seventh- and eighth-graders for the first time in the district’s history, the new building focuses on creating an enhanced sense of place for younger students. The sixth-grade wing is ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY734COST PER SQ FT$128.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio the center of the building with easy access to shared program areas. Seventh- and eighth-graders are housed in an adjacent two-story wing. All classrooms are equipped with “light speed” sound-reinforcement systems, smart boards and wireless systems.

The nearby Sandusky River is used as a powerful image within the building. Linoleum flooring, tackable wall surfaces and colorful glass tile display a vivid river pattern, and a curved glass wall in the student dining area mirrors the river’s undulating form. Steep-pitched gable ends and an infusion of blue cobalt glass reflect the architectural vernacular of the region, culminating in a dramatic 35-foot-high domed ceiling with clerestory windows in the media center.