Outdoor learning is encouraged in a courtyard that features: a social area of tables, rested beds where produce is grown for the cafeteria, a three-level pond/wetland area and a rain harvesting area.
Elegant stonework, brick and a colorful landscape welcome you to Miami Trace Middle School.
All teaching and common spaces feature top-lighting and side-lighting designs to emphasize sustainability.

Miami Trace Middle School Learning Courtyard

Washington Court House, OH

Project Description

Built to mirror the designs of other Miami Trace Local Schools, the 128,000 square foot project includes the district’s standard pitch roofs, brick exterior with cast stone accents and panels and green strategies. The middle school is organized with two classroom wings extending from the building core, creating a dynamic and active outdoor classroom.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • Includes smart boards and projectors in all teaching spaces, sound reinforcement system in all classrooms and VOIP phone system.
  • Access controls on all exterior doors for safety and security.
  • “Vital Signs” Building Automation System interface allows students and staff to see aspects of sustainable design in action.
  • Sustainable features such as: daylight harvesting sensors on dim-able direct/indirect lighting in all teaching spaces; ground source geothermal with de-centralized heat pumps in closets; photo voltaic system providing 12-14% electrical energy.


LEED Gold Certification

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