Arms Museum Carriage House
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is located on the Estate of Olive F. A. Arms on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. The Arms Family Museum operates in the main house, where some 120,000 individual objects, from 1790 to the present, are stored and displayed, including costumes and textiles, furnishings, objects of art, china and silver, tools and utensils, business and industry artifacts. The former carriage house on the museum site received an addition, keeping in character with the original arts and crafts architecture, and was converted into an archival/research library. The Society’s archival collection includes manuscripts, maps, atlases, books, letters, diaries, photographs, business and institutional records, all stored in a humidity and climate controlled moveable storage. The second floor was made accessible by the installation of an elevator.
Anna Rocket Athletic Center
The OFCC Master Plan included swing space funding for rented modular classrooms – however the District considered other options to create swing space that would be more beneficial to the community and district in the long run.
A 13,500 SF pre-engineered metal building was conceived to initially house 11 classrooms at a time while sections of the District’s School building were being renovated. Once the school building was renovated and all students returned to their permanent classrooms, the metal building was converted to a building shared between the District’s buildings and grounds maintenance department and the District’s Athletic Boosters. Planning for three different uses at multiple times posed many challenges including vehicular maneuvering requirements, HVAC system designs, accommodations for lighting and power, sanitary and storm water considerations, egress as well as entrance branding. The end result is a training facility the Anna Local School District will use to produce outstanding athletes for years.
Anna Elementary School
Anna Elementary School was constructed in 1993 and has received upgrades in recent years for selected site/pavement improvements and for a roof replacement. The OFCC Master Plan includes selected HVAC, electrical and plumbing work and selected upgrades of finishes and FF&E in the building. The entire building received technology upgrades throughout. The renovated 66,783 SF elementary school will house approximately 500 grade K-5 students.
Firelands High School
Firelands Local School District, in association with the OFCC, hired BSHM to program and design an approximately 106,000 SF new high school on the District’s existing 130-acre site. Although designed as a high school, joint administration space will serve both middle and high school staff. In addition to physical education spaces and student dining services, the building will house a full range of high school academic core spaces, extended learning areas, and STEM production labs designed in conformance with the 21st Century Classroom Design paradigm.
Berkshire PK-12 School
BSHM Architects teamed with Holabird & Root on the design and construction of this new Elementary/Middle/High School for 1,200 students, grades PK-12, plus Career Tech. The scope includes abatement and demolition of the existing Burton and Ledgemont Elementary Schools and Berkshire High School.
The New PK-12 is being built on Kent State University’s Geauga Campus, so students can remain in their existing building until construction is complete. The new school will integrate Student Centered Learning (HPLE) design concepts.
Topography played a key role in building on site design. The change in elevation provided opportunity for defining building points of entry. Lower level site includes bus drop-off, main assembly entrance, school entrance, parent drop-off and parking on main level.
Additionally, the school project will be pursuing LEED Silver Certification.
Revere Local School District Athletics Master Plan
After the completion of both the New Elementary School and New High School, Revere Local School District hired BSHM to provide architectural/engineering/construction administration for the New Sports Complex. The Athletics Master Plan is composed of various replacement, upgrade and renovation projects.
The softball field includes irrigation repair, drainage systems, new dugouts, home and visitor bleacher seating, and pitching screens, in addition to new practice fields for football, soccer and middle school athletics, full track and turf replacement, shot put and discus throw relocation. Renovation projects include the storage facility and fieldhouse locker rooms, as well as a wrestling room and toilet room additions and athletic wayfinding paths.
Anna Middle/High School
Anna Middle/High School was originally constructed in 1938 with additions in 1963, 1973, and 1999. The District maintained the building over the years with a variety of upgrades and renovation projects, but sought to continue their quality educational program by enhancing the learning environment with a cohesive and current facility.
A 10,000 SF steel frame swing building was constructed for temporary classrooms. The renovation’s design included significant HVAC, electrical, and plumbing work, as well as reprogrammed spaces with major upgrades of finishes. The entire building received security and technology upgrades throughout. BSHM was selected to renovate the existing 126,316 SF Middle/High School building to house approximately 700 6-12 students. The project also includes the renovation of an 837 SF board office and 3,986 SF auditorium, as well as the pictured bell tower to identify their new secure entrance. The building remained occupied during construction. In addition to the Middle/High School project, the District contracted BSHM to renovate their Elementary building and design a new entrance to their athletic complex.
Johnstown Monroe Sports Complex
After the completion of both the New Elementary School and New High School, Johnstown Monroe Local School District hired BSHM architects to provide architectural/engineering/construction administration for a New 8,546 SF Sports Complex.
The project was completed in 2019, which consisted of building a new athletic facility on the site where a building was destroyed by a fire. The program for the new facility included two (2) locker rooms for approximately 75 athletes, public restroom facilities, a team meeting room, two (2) concession stands, and a new elevated press box and observation deck.
The School District wanted to reuse stone building elements from an historic school that had been recently demolished, so the design included a new main entrance to the stadium through stone arches which pays homage to the building that was originally destroyed by the fire and allowed the Chambers family’s generous gift to the School District to live on far into the future of Johnstown Athletics.
The University of Akron – IHSC
The 11,000 SF Cummings Center for the History of Psychology project involved renovating the existing third and fourth floors of the existing 1915 commercial building. These previously unoccupied floors were transformed into archival storage, display galleries, classrooms, offices and support space.
A large section of the fourth floor was carved out to create a daylit two-story space to tie both floors together visually. The exterior improvements include a new canopy at the entrance, new metal panel and glass curtain wall infill, and color-changing LED lights. The Cummings Center maintains state-of-the-art storage facilities and classrooms, two galleries and a library open to the public. Additionally, The Cummings Center has been a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program since 2002.
Revere – Bath Elementary School
Size: 75,000 SF
Construction Cost: $20,500,000
Project Scope: new construction
Delivery Method: CMR
The construction of several educational facilities for the Revere Local School District are concluding with the opening of the new Revere High School in September 2020.
The BSHM/Perkins + Will design team collaboration was selected for the significant district-wide project in 2017. The Revere projects consist of a new Elementary School, High School, bus garage, and athletic fields, in addition to renovations to the existing Middle and Richfield Elementary Schools. The BSHM/PW Design Team was selected for their thoughtful and genuine desire to assist the District with its transition to new learning environments. BSHM is the architect of record and became the lead as the project moved through the design and construction administration phases.
The BSHM/PW Design Team led a series of visioning workshops that engaged the community, Elementary School staff and High School staff. The Elementary School staff embraced the student-centered learning concept, while the High School staff leaned toward a traditional learning environment that incorporates various smaller flexible teaching spaces that are adjacent to typical classrooms.
In Fall 2019, Bath Elementary opened on the location of the previous school site. The new three-story facility has a traditional appearance to fit its location at the center of Bath Township.