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Exterior view of the newly designed Jerome Middle School in Dublin, OH.
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Birdseye view of the newly designed Jerome Middle School in Dublin, OH.
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Front exterior view of the newly designed Jerome Middle School in Dublin, OH.

Dublin City School District - Jerome Middle School

Client

Dublin City School District

Location

Dublin, OH

Set to open in Fall 2021, the Dublin City School District’s newest middle school in Jerome Village will be connected to the new elementary school on a shared campus—all designed by OHM Advisors as part of a series of our successful architectural team school designs for the District for over 20 years. The new two-story, 142,000-sf building accommodates 960 students and was designed to support an evolving curriculum and learning modalities with an emphasis on security, flexibility and adaptability. The design follows the concept of transparent, connected learning “neighborhoods” and project-based learning with three grade-level pods arranged around a shared learning common area. Classrooms have glass garage doors opening out to the shared common area and are adjacent to small group rooms for collaboration. The art rooms are comprised of three maker-space classrooms arranged around a shared open “flexible” space connecting the various curriculum activities. 

The building also includes a cafeteria with a stage and direct access to the gymnasium and music wing, as well as three enclosed outdoor dining and learning areas included in the design with feedback from student interviews. The outdoor athletic facilities include a grass football stadium with an eight-lane track, baseball field, softball field, five tennis courts, practice fields and a concession/storage building. Careful attention was given to the separation of parent drop-off zones and bus drop-off zones to maintain safe and secure access into the building. 

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