Franklin Monroe K-12 School
Client: Franklin Monroe Local Schools
Location: Arcanum, Ohio
  • New 128,000sf K12 school.
  • Designed with a welcoming front porch that creates a sense of place and incorporates history through the use of brick details.
  • Daylight in every space, views in the classrooms, enhanced air quality and acoustics maximize educational impact.
  • LEED Gold Certified.
Interesting Fact: The design team studied several renewable energy options including wind study and solar PV, worked in developing a power purchase agreement at no cost to the owner, and assisted with alternative energy source grants.
Architecture|Engineering|Interior Design

When Franklin Monroe Local Schools reached out to SHP in hopes of finding quality school building design and architecture, they knew they had come to the right place after our extensive master planning phase. The result? A new, modernly designed LEED Gold K-12 school. The new school boasts daylight in every space, enhanced air quality and specialized acoustics to maximize educational impact. SHP also added enclosed glass connector links, unifying the new facility with the existing athletic center.

"SHP was fantastic to work with on this major project for our district. From the very first meeting through the design phase and during construction, they were a great partner."
– David Gray, Former Superintendent, Franklin Monroe Local Schools
"The community around Franklin Monroe cares so deeply about every aspect of the school, academics and athletics alike! Their passion motivated the entire design team to create something fresh and new."
– Mike Parkinson, Vice President of Architecture