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November 28, 2012

SHP Celebrates Dedication of Newly Renovated Hamilton High School

SHP Leading Design celebrates the dedication of Hamilton High School, a 13-year complete renovation project. The dedication is open to the public and takes place Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at Hamilton High School, 1165 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

“Hamilton High School was built with the future in mind,” said Todd Thackery, partner at SHP Leading Design. “We renovated the school with LEED standards to reduce energy usage and lower operating costs. We added 130,000 sq ft of new classroom, media center and gym to the existing 220,000 square feet of remodeled and renovated space to enhance the learning environment for the future generations of students, staff and community.”

SHP’s history with Hamilton High School dates back more than 100 years. James Steed, retired partner of SHP, originally designed the building in 1957. Since that time, SHP has worked with the Hamilton School Board to ensure the facility progresses to meet the needs of future learners and the community.

“SHP has been an essential partner to the Hamilton City School District over the past five decades,” said Janet Baker, superintendent for the Hamilton City School District. “We value SHP’s seasoned team of experts who design, build, and renovate with the community in mind first and foremost.”

The dedication is expected to include presentations from the following: Mayor of the city of Hamilton, Pat Moeller; Superintendent for the Hamilton City School District, Janet Baker; Principal of Hamilton High School, Doug Leist; School Board President, Larry Bowling and Rick Swart, representative of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

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About SHP Leading Design

SHP Leading Design, founded in 1901, is a recognized leader in design, community engagement, fundraising strategies, client-focused research, sustainability, integrated design and construction, and facilities management. SHP’s team of professionals is widely known for their unique commitment to innovative design. SHP has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Hamilton, Ohio, and in Denver, Colorado.