Withrow High School, Addition and Renovation

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • FIRM

    CR architecture + design


    Cincinnati Public Schools

  • AREA

    256,700 sq.ft.





The renovations and additions to this multi-building campus, with buildings dating from 1919 to 1975, have restored the school’s Colonial Revival architecture and updated facilities to meet state educational standards. The renovation of the existing stadium and the new sports complex, featuring a new gymnasium and locker facilities, supports on-site varsity athletic ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMFanning HoweyCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$139.87FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation for the first time in more than 30 years.

The stadium field was converted from natural to artificial turf; the track was reconfigured and lengthened, and a rubberized surface was installed; the press box was moved; and lighting was replaced. The project also converted the existing gymnasium and pool facilities into the cafeteria and food-service facilities, as well as a new central mechanical systems plant. The school remained open during the entire construction process.

Withrow High School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project was funded jointly by the Ohio School Facilities Commission and Cincinnati Public Schools.