Press Release


January 23, 2013, by Amy Cattrell

Miami Trace Middle School is LEED Gold

(Columbus, Ohio) - SHP Leading Design is pleased to announce that Miami Trace Middle School, in the Miami Trace Local School District, received LEED gold certification.  LEED is the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rating system for sustainable building design and construction.

"The 128,000 square foot, two-story middle school addresses the needs of the community with a design that supports green strategies for LEED certification as well as fits in with the Miami Trace Campus, including pitch roofs, brick exterior with cast stone accents and panels," Josh Predovich, SHP project manager said.

LEED is a comprehensive rating system that focuses on multiple attributes of sustainable design including energy and water efficiency, sustainable site development, material selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED was established for market leaders to design & construct buildings that protect and save precious resources while also making good economic sense.

"The school's sustainable features include top-lighting and side-lighting daylighting design in all teaching and common spaces; daylight harvesting sensors on dimable direct/indirect lighting in all teaching spaces; ground source geothermal with de-centralized heat pumps in closets; and a photo voltaic system providing 12-14% of overall electrical energy," Predovich added.

SHP's relationship with the district began nearly a decade ago and the new middle school was completed as part of district-wide improvements project that also included a new elementary school, administration building and bus garage.

For more information on the project, please click here.


About SHP Leading Design

SHP Leading Design offers a complete line of planning, architecture, interior design, engineering, construction administration and facilities management services. With more than 105 years of experience, the firm is committed to leading the community in innovative architectural design and sustainable design. SHP is headquartered in Cincinnati.