SHP’s relationship with the London City Schools began nearly a decade ago and includes some of our firm’s most sustainable, innovative and celebrated buildings. London Middle School is Ohio’s first LEED Platinum Certified School.
Key features include:
- Located on a campus setting, the new middle school provides a strong dialect with the elementary and high school. The building boasts unique features like medallions, sloped-gap roof and cast-stone bookends.
- Two extended learning areas are in each classroom wing include natual light. “Found space” at the end of each hall creates a third ELA space for informal and formal gatherings.
- Super-graphics are located through out the building and help with way-finding strategies.
- The arts room has direct access to the courtyard and boasts salvaged materials for benches. A wall of windows provides a unique display spaces as well.
- The school boasts a geothermal heating and cooling system, 20 solar tubes and light baffles for daylighting, and 20 acres of prairie grass for restoring habitat. In addition, 37 percent of the materials were regional and 25 percent were made from recycled material. The cost saving compared to baselines standards include 42 percent energy saving and 40 percent reduction in water usage. Moreover, a 71.2 kW solar array generates more than 15 percent of the school’s yearly energy needs.