Project Detail

Kipp Columbus

New Environmental Science Building | Columbus, OH

The new Battelle Environmental Center for KIPP Columbus serves as an educational space for students, a gateway to the natural environment, and a visitor center to celebrate students achievements and introduce other groups to KIPP’s natural resources.

The building sits on a hillside between the middle and high school buildings on the campus, and overlooks the sweeping landscape. A solid wall with a central glass entrance leads to a gallery space with workshops to either side. A large glass wall faces the landscape to the east and leads to the Environmental Loop, a walking path with platform waystations at 7 unique zones: the pond, the grasslands, the hollow, the Cottonwood, the forest edge, the council of trees, and the brook.

Time Span 2015-2017
Type Environmental Center
Client KIPP Columbus
Size 5,350 sf
Budget $2.4 million
Architectural Team David Croteau, Principal-in-charge; Kelley Banks, Project Architect/Manager
Consultants Landscape Architect: The Olin Studio, EDGE; Structural Engineer: Jezerinac Geers & Associates; MEP Engineer: Korda/Nemeth Engineering; Civil Engineer: EMH&T
Contractor The Daimler Group, Inc.

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