Princeton City School District, Viking Village

Sharonville, Ohio

  • FIRM

    CR architecture + design


    Princeton City School District

  • AREA

    200,000 sq.ft.





In 2008, Princeton desperately needed two new schools, but levy support was challenging amid the economic downturn. An aggressive plan was developed to secure community support and funding for an unprecedented project that emphasized the district’s need to completely change its approach to education and not just recreate what already existed.
Princeton’s new campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMTurner Construction Company, Interior design firm: Fanning HoweyCOST PER SQ FT$199.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommunity Centers/Joint-Use Areas a bold statement. Speaking louder than the size and modern design, the entire campus focuses on student and community impact. Designed for the 22nd century, Princeton is prepared for education’s evolution in the coming years and ready to greet students of all ages. Guided by principles of engagement, adaptability and innovation, Viking Village serves as the focal point of campus, connecting the two schools with shared spaces designed to bring together the entire community.
By day, Viking Village is available to students; by night, it’s rented to various community groups. Community events create a sense of belonging—that Viking Village is for everyone. It also generates revenue, enabling the school to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students.