White boards and display areas line the halls so that students can present their work and collaborate with others in an open, relaxed environment.
The building offers 10,000 sf of flexible space for students to work on long-term projects.
Flexible break out areas with soft seating encourage group collaboration.

Dayton Regional STEM School

Kettering, OH

Project Description

One of the first OFCC design-build projects, SHP delivered an open, flexible environment to better serve the client’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program and student needs. The project included a 52,886 square foot expansion and renovation of a former big box retail space. SHP had to address over $800,000 of life safety improvements before the project could move forward with its aggressive 8-month schedule. The project was still finished on time and within the budget.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • Classrooms; science labs with support space; project labs included an engineering bar; open, flexible break out areas with soft seating; a wellness room to support PE activities; and offices and conference rooms.
  • Windows and open spaces to showcase educational activities throughout the school and promote transparency.
  • The design opens up the old storefront for daylight and to create a new, secured, secondary entrance for students.

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