KIPP: Columbus

Columbus, Ohio


KIPP: Central Ohio


140,000 sq.ft.

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The new KIPP Central Ohio Charter School was designed in two phases. The first phase calls for a school that serves 1,200 students in grades K to 8. The site was master planned for two additional buildingsā€”an early childhood building and stand-alone high school (serving grades 9 to 12).
Situated on a former golf course, the school has been designed to have a New England barn vernacular; it takes full advantage of the natural surrounding with strong connections to the outdoors. With a U-shaped footprint organized around a courtyard, the building has large glass windows and outdoor learning areas that provide students the opportunity to engage with the outdoor elements. Extended Learning Areas (ELAs) and wide corridors also provide opportunities for cross-teaching and group learning. The school also contains music, art and computer labs as well as a gymnasium and large dining areas.
The overall goal of this project is to make the school a national leader that boasts the best facility and graduates the strongest students academically.

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Carpet by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Flooring by Shaw
Physical-Education Flooring by Connor Sport Court
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Atlas
Door Hardware by DORMA Architectural Hardware
Elevators by Otis Elevator
Insulation by Hunter Douglas
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Zurn
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Windows by Tubelite
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Spectrum
Emergency Lighting by Spectrum
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Edwards Systems Technologies
Classroom Furniture by V/S America
Computer Furniture by Smith Systems
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Vanerum-Stelter
Office Furniture by HON
Office Furniture by Herman Miller
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Bobrick
Washroom Accessories by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bobrick
Athletic Equipment by Porter Athletic Equipment
Communications Systems by Bogen Communications
Clocks/Time Management by Trane
Movable Partitions/Walls by Panelfold
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Doors by Eggers
Roofing by DMI
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Security Systems by Aiphone
Locks by DORMA Architectural Hardware
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by V/S America
Cafeteria Furniture by Beaufurn
Cafeteria Furniture by Falcon
Lounge Furniture by Gressco
Science Furniture by V/S America
Science Furniture by Smith Systems
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
Computers by Dell
Library/Media Center Furniture by Media Technologies
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Trane
Card Systems by HID
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Kitchen Equipment by Best Mfg
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Metro
Kitchen Equipment by Delfield
Lockers by Penco Products
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Waste Receptacles by Rubbermaid
Wire Management by Chalfant
Walls/Wall Materials by James Hardie
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