Solomon Schecter Day School
Located in suburban Cleveland, this 56,000 square foot private school serves over 430 students from pre-kindergarten thru 8th grade. GF55 created three wings to distinguish between the grade levels: kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. The Media Center, encased in glass for transparency and full natural light exposure, is the physical center of the building with classroom wings radiating from it. The main hallway was widened and filled with natural light through clerestory windows. Behind the Media Center is a full court basketball gymnasium and a large multi-purpose room that serves as cafeteria, chapel and assembly room.
This project has been awarded Outstanding Architecture and Design in Education by School Planning & Management 2003, and Education Design Excellence by American School & University 2003.