Sycamore Junior High School
Client: Sycamore Community Schools
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • A new 170,000sf junior high school.
  • New classrooms and labs, a large media center and a music suite.
  • A new 850-seat theater that fits the entire 7th and 8th grade student body and supports community-use events.
  • Two new gymnasiums, one competition and one auxiliary, as well as new athletic fields and tennis courts.
  • A new cafeteria, kitchen and support spaces.
Interesting Fact: The academic spaces throughout the new building are organized by subject as opposed to the more traditional layout by grade level.
Architecture|Interior Design|Engineering

Replacing the 1926 building on its existing campus, the new Sycamore Junior High School is specifically designed to encourage learner development from the kid to teenager stage of a student’s journey through Sycamore Community Schools. The new building focuses on these primary design concepts: flight pattern geometry, wayfinding signage, and a color palette that features the district brand with a refined secondary palette.

"The SHP team did extraordinary work to understand the culture and expectations of our district."
– Frank Forsthoefel, Former Superintendent, Sycamore Community Schools