Spacious windows provide plenty of natural light to create a warm and welcoming experience.
Abbott Family Learning Center offering age-appropriate areas, small group/study rooms and work spaces conductive to laptop use and informal reading. The center is open nearly 50 hours a week and has a curriculum focused on the “acquisition of lifelong information literacy skills and demonstrating the benefits of lifelong reading.”
The addition included new soccer and lacrosse multipurpose fields, bleachers and alumni athletic plaza.

The Wellington School

Columbus, OH

Project Description

In 1982, The Wellington School opened its doors as the first coeducational, independent school in Columbus. In 2010, the school once again proved its innovation with a 74,000 square foot project that now supports their creative approach to education. SHP’s addition and renovation of the school includes 12 lower school classrooms; 16 upper school classrooms; a new media center for the entire K-12 building; separate commons areas for lower, middle & upper schools; new administrative offices; athletics and support facilities.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • Small classrooms and multiple small group rooms to promote team learning.
  • Playground featuring upper & lower school bike loops; outdoor performance area; accessible playground equipment; shaded respite area.
  • Several LEED features including optimized HVAC systems occupancy sensor lighting, water efficient plumbing fixtures and readily renewable interior finish materials.

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