Twinsburg High School/Community Center

Twinsburg, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Fanning Howey


    Twinsburg City School District; City of Twinsburg

  • AREA

    265,000 sq.ft.





The new Twinsburg High School/Community Center is a good example of a collaboration between a school district and local government. With local funds coming from both entities, the media center was designed not only as the hub of the school academic area, but also to serve the community.

The concept for the media center was guided by ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$107.63FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers educational-specifications goal: develop an exciting facility for the 21st century that responds to hands-on learning where students study both theory and application. The space was designed to reflect tradition while embracing the dynamics of the future.

Design challenges included a need for space that serves both individuals and group instruction, and a request for natural light while maintaining an area that can be darkened for presentations. The high-volume main area has high windows for natural light with an adjacent low ceiling space for group instruction.

The facility includes a media-production space adjacent to the photo, video and graphics labs for student multimedia reports, a technology center housing the media-retrieval system, workroom and an office at the entry.

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