Youngstown East High SchoolYoungstown, Ohio

Project Description

East High School is the first new high school to be built in Youngstown in over 45 years. Designed to be the flagship of the Youngstown School District’s OSFC CFAP Program, the School Board asked the architects to provide a building design that brings Youngstown into the 21st century and push the envelope of school architecture under the OSFC Design Manual.

The building was built on a redeveloped urban site, with the academic classroom sections cascading down a partial slope. The building’s exterior is a combination of the regular geometry in the academic classrooms and the irregular geometry of the large high bay spaces. The roofscape of these areas is folded in response to the general topography of the site. Diamond Ranch High School by Morphosis was in part the inspiration for the exterior development. The views to the west overlook a wooded ravine and Youngstown State University Campus on a distant ridge. Moody Nolan provided design consultation during the concept and schematic design phases.

The 215,000 square foot building features two large gymnasiums, a day-lit media center, a strategically placed student dining commons and an LFI auditorium.

The building opened at the start of the school year in the Fall of 2007.

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