New Hull Prairie Intermediate School

Perrysburg, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Collaborative - TMP

  • CLIENT

    Perrysburg Schools

  • AREA

    131,307 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $26,251,536.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2017

Design team: JDRM Engineering, ESA Engineering, Swint Consulting, Gilbane Building Co.

The Hull Prairie Intermediate School is situated in Perryburg in northwest Ohio. The community has a storied history of lifting up its educational establishments; district leadership chose to look into the future to create this newest beacon for 21st-century teaching and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMThe Collaborative Inc., TMP ArchitectureCAPACITY900COST PER SQ FT$200.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio ideals.
As an Ohio Designated STEM School, Hull Prairie has program components such as four student-centered general academic wings housing eight different teams, centralized STEM labs on each floor, an outdoor learning pavilion, and shared collaboration zones that foster Innovation, group work, presentation skills and integration of technology.
In pushing the envelope of student-directed learning, the project presented unique opportunities for transparent, transient and transition-less space. The brightly colored interiors help fifth- and sixth-grade students in wayfinding across a sprawling facility, and support an authentic and autonomous experience. Spaces are divided and defined for specific pedagogical activities and encourage a behavioral shift from a more traditional curricular approach to a “learning happens everywhere” mentality.