Princeton City Schools, Viking Village

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • FIRM

    CR architecture + design

  • CLIENT

    Princeton City Schools

  • AREA

    548,638 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $129,770,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2015

Front and center at Princeton’s new campus is Viking Village. Connecting the middle and high schools, Viking Village includes shared lobby services, two cafeterias separated by an operable glass wall, a 2,500-seat arena-style gymnasium, a natatorium, a 1,000-seat theater, a health clinic, administrative offices, and community meeting rooms.
Princeton’s new campus was ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$237.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommunity Centers/Joint-Use Areas to function as a 22nd-century school, and Viking Village is no exception. Designing with flexibility was a key factor in making sure the campus is prepared to meet education needs for many years to come. An operable glass wall turns two spaces into one, and the music wing incorporates spaces for vocalists, the band, orchestra, piano, jazz, and theater.
All of these spaces were designed not only to meet the demands of students in grades six through 12, but also to engage adults during events outside school. By hosting events, the school aims to create a sense of belonging among the Princeton community while generating revenue so that the school can continue to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students.