District_CHUH_05

The Cleveland Heights – University Heights district has one high school, three middle schools, and seven elementary schools, which serve approximately 5,600 students. At its peak, the district served over 13,000 students. The oldest educational facility is 93 years old, while the newest is 39 years old. These aging facilities offer both opportunities and challenges. The buildings built in the 1920’s are architecturally significant and closely fit the neighborhood context. Preserving these buildings for school or adaptive reuse is a priority, and creating 21st century learning pilots is the first step to change agency in the district, so two pilot projects were created. Flexible furnishings and sound control are key aspects for a successful pilot space.