Bethany School, 3-8 Bethel Academic Building


Bethany School, 3-8 Bethel Academic Building

The exterior of the 3-8 Bethel Academic Building features cottage-inspired aesthetics and a tiered composition that engages with the sloping topography. Inspired by the stone masonry of the chapel, the south facade is dotted with smaller windows that shield the interior from excessive glare and heat. Classrooms are designed to provide a nurturing yet studious environment. Portable furniture, individual whiteboards, and integrated technology promote focused and active learning, while unique, interactive spaces encourage students to engage with the faculty and each other. The interior design incorporates nature-inspired features that promote a sense of harmony with the environment, resulting in a calming, more conducive learning environment. Biophilic elements include floor-to-ceiling murals depicting the seasons of the year, natural wood reading nooks, and loads of natural daylight. Finally, outdoor learning environments include sun-protected patios, rooftop classrooms, and interactive playscapes.

1st Net-Zero Energy School Building in Midwest (pending)

2nd Most Energy Efficient School Building in USA (pending)

LEED Platinum Certification

108 Geothermal Exchange & Solar Panels

Phased Construction

Student-Centered Campus

Community of the Transfiguration
Glendale, Ohio
24,700 sf
year completed
Project contact
christie boron
project manager
513 841 3092
First Floor
Second Floor