Robert P Madison International, Inc was the designer and provided full A/E Services for Fairview PK-8 in Dayton, Ohio.
Fairview is located to be in the heart of the Phoenix Project redevelopment area and a cornerstone of the new Fairview Commons. This mutually beneficial arrangement between school and commons is announced to the community by the clock tower and signage at the corner of the site.
RPMI provided architectural and engineering services for the 74,260 square foot combined elementary and middle school in conjunction with this RPMI provided LEED services for this USGBC Silver certified school. Sustainable design characteristics include landscape bioswales and rain gardens to use as teaching tools in the school curriculum along with daylight harvesting, ice thermal storage and energy modeling.
The school is divided into three distinct learning communities. The red and blue tiles leading to the pre-K through second grade extended learning area, located on the first floor, carry into the classrooms and coordinate with colorful cubbies and carpeting to create comfortable gathering spaces. The large windows provide natural light for an enhanced learning environment. Also on the first floor is the third through fifth grade learning community with a yellow and green color scheme visible in the floor tiles, cubbies, and counter tops. Locating each learning community in a separate wing of the building creates a sense of belonging and identity on a more personal scale.
The blue hallway lockers in the sixth through eighth grade extended learning area, located on the second floor, immediately indicate the third distinct learning community. The blue and yellow color scheme carries into the classrooms with other colors added in the middle school lab rooms.