Montessori High School Campus

 

For the first private Montessori high school in the country, Montessori Development Partnership chose The Krueger Group to build a high school campus like no other in the cultural center of Cleveland, Ohio.

Since opening in 2008, the Montessori High School at University Circle’s campus has grown to include seven buildings on University Circle’s “Education Row,” accommodating an international student body and growing enrollment.  During the first phase of construction, the following scope of work was executed between May and September:

  • For the school building, the beautiful 10,730 square feet Straub Mansion, designed by Charles Schweinfurth, was restored and transformed into an award winning, 8-classroom facility complete with an art studio, warming kitchen, library, ample office space, and musical instrument practice carrels.
  • The adjoining carriage house was completely gutted and renovated into a state-of-the-art science lab with radiant floor heat, geothermal heating and cooling, photo-voltaic electricity, an acid neutralization tank, laboratory hood and attached greenhouse.
  • The adjacent, Otis Mansion was converted from a three-family house into a dormitory for male and female boarding students and house parents.

Several years after the school opened, the renovation of the Ferris House and its adjoining coach house and the Friends Meeting House by The Krueger Group was completed adding a dining hall, classroom space, a larger art studio, a theater hall and dorm rooms.

Included in the Ferris House renovation was the build out of the third floor for new home of the Hershey Montessori Training Institute for the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association.

Additional original architects of record include:

  • Milton Dyer
  • Frank Meade

With tremendous care and respect taken in maintaining the architectural integrity of these Cleveland landmarks, the Montessori High School campus buildings serve as The Krueger Group’s 1st – 4th and 7th – 10th buildings successfully renovated on Magnolia Drive.

ClientMontessori Development Partnerships
TypeCommercial,Design/Build,Education,Historic Renovation
ServicesPreconstruction,Design/Build,Construction Management,Site Selection
LocationUniversity Circle, Cleveland, Ohio
Completion2008 - 2015
ArchitectLS Architects, Blatchford Architects
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PhotographerLauren Pacini, Esther Dadian
                           

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