Licking Heights High SchoolPataskala, Ohio
BSHM and consultants were retained to facilitate an educational visioning/planning process that involved the School District administration, staff and community. As a result of the community engagement process, thorough evaluation of existing curriculum and extensive goal setting process, an educational specification was developed that led to the collaborative Program of Requirements and Schematic Site Plan and Building Diagram Designs.
The property was analyzed for future growth and community use, in concert with flood plain and wetlands. This property for the new 1,500 student High School is adjacent to the existing High School which will be converted into a Middle School. Therefore a campus planning strategy is employed to share parking while separating disparate traffic patterns, to share athletic venues while maintaining efficient traffic flow, and most importantly – to take advantage of educational opportunities such as outdoor educational space and inter-building/grade program sharing.
Licking Heights was identified as the second fastest growing District in the State of Ohio. The District is delivering state-of-the-art curriculum pathways for all aspirations from military, workplace, and collegiate to entrepreneurship fields. The District’s constituents are multicultural, ranging from rural to metropolitan development and vary greatly in socioeconomic status. BSHM is proud to have been chosen by this group of outstanding educators for this important transition.