This page is dedicated to sharing updates about the visioning, design and construction process for the new elementary building at Blossom Hill. Please read below to see more about the most current news regarding this community-based project.
Important Meeting on November 1, 2018, at MS Media Center, to Discuss External Building Design
An important Meet-and-Greet session has been scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Media Center to meet representatives from Shook Construction, the Construction Manager for the new elementary school project, who will be joined by our ThenDesign Architects (tda), to engage in a conversation with attendees of what the external façade of the new buildings might look like. Please mark your calendars, as this meeting represents the next step in obtaining community feedback for our new elementary school. We look forward to seeing you there!
BBHCSD Community Participates in Educational Visioning Session
Over fifty members of the BBHCSD community, including parents, teachers, administrators, elected officials, including Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby and Broadview Heights Mayor Sam Alai, community members and students attended an Educational Visioning Session on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Brecksville Community Center. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a structured, collaborative format for participants to share ideas and feedback related to the future design of the brand new, state-of-the-art elementary school. Staff members from ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) facilitated the various visioning activities, which included identifying areas of success and challenges related to the design of the current elementary buildings. Participants also saw a media-rich presentation showing examples of TDA designed classroom and building spaces from across the state of Ohio that promote a student-centered learning environment.
The conclusion of the visioning session provided participants the opportunity to not only list goals for the various spaces in the new building but place post-it notes on a site map to show how they envision the future layout. Overall, the program was a dynamic and collaborative effort involving every facet of the BBHCSD community. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools would like to thank everyone who participated in the Educational Visioning Session for their contributions and continued support of our students.
BBHCSD Hosts Valuable Meet the Architects Meeting
The BBHCSD would like to thank the nearly 70 individuals who attended an informative “Meet the Architects” night at the High School Media Center on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Led by representatives from ThenDesign Architects, Chris Smith, Ryan Schmit and Mia Katz, the presentation included a power point that explained their comprehensive experience in contemporary school design and construction over the years. Topics for discussion also included site location particulars, wetland mitigation procedures and previewed the forthcoming, extensive community engagement and visioning process. A question-and-answer period followed the 30-minute presentation, where citizens from the audience inquired about topics ranging from energy efficiency in the new elementary facility, school safety and security and 21st Century collaborative learning spaces. Presenters made clear the importance of understanding the current culture of academic settings, a process which will soon begin through classroom observations by the architectural team, and then to design the new facility based on that culture.
After the meeting, an important investors information session was conducted with members of the bond underwriting team. In all, this evening represented an important next step in the process to forecasting how the next stages of the design and construction process will unfold. Stay tuned for more information regarding the elementary school construction project.