Columbus Public Schools - Wedgewood Middle School

Columbus Public Schools - Wedgewood Middle School

Columbus, OH

Owner
Columbus City Schools
Construction Manager
Smoot-Elford-Resource
Architect
WSA Studio
Completion Date
2007
Construction Cost
$13 million
Project Size
90,000 Square Feet

To better accommodate the needs of their students, Columbus Public Schools decided to construct a new facility for the Wedgewood Middle School. The design creates learning pods for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade on two floors. Each pod contains two project laboratories, six 900-square-foot flexible classrooms and two special education classrooms. The pods arrangement supports team teaching per grade that occurs at the middle school level and will increase the cohesiveness of the student body and each instructional unit. Significant features of the design include large windows for maximum sunlight in each classroom and a centralized placement of the media center and library to underscore the role that this function plays in the educational process. Also included are a computer lab, state-of-the-art music and art rooms as well as a new gymnasium. The exterior will feature masonry, metal panels and glassy features.