Elyria City Schools
Osborn Engineering is currently providing structural and technology engineering services for the design of five new schools for the Elyria City School District. The first two schools under design are Northwood Campus and Ely Elementary School.
Northwood Campus is a new 150,394 SF PK-8 building that will house 1,201 students including 52 special needs students. The construction budget for this school is $27.4M, which will be co-funded by the Ohio Facility Construction Commission, and includes $1.34M locally funded space for additional classrooms that will serve the special needs students.
The structure is two-stories with masonry loadbearing exterior walls and interior steel columns and composite steel and metal deck framing for the second floor to provide flexibility in future classroom revisions. The building includes a full gymnasium, cafeteria and stage with long span joists and metal deck roof structure. The design includes 10,000 SF of storm shelter space, designed per FEMA P-361 and IC 500 guidelines for tornado shelters.
Ely Elementary is a new $12.4M building housing 493 K-4 students in 63,591 SF, which includes 4,589 SF of locally funded space for additional classrooms and itinerant space. The structure is one-story with masonry loadbearing exterior walls and interior steel columns and steel joist roof framing to provide flexibility in future classroom revisions. The design includes 4,000 SF of storm shelter space, designed per FEMA P-361 and IC 500 guidelines for tornado shelters.
Both projects involve the design of the data/voice network, wireless network, audio visual systems, access control, video surveillance system and intrusion detection systems in accordance with OFCC guidelines.
Osborn is working with Architectural Vision Group and the schools are being designed in accordance with the Ohio School Design Manual, with a goal of achieving LEED Silver Certification.