Little Miami High School


Little Miami High School

How can our environment influence high school students? Updating outdated, isolating spaces provides more opportunities for students to get outside their comfort zone, connect with their peers, and achieve their highest potential. To make this a reality, emersion DESIGN worked through a comprehensive Master Plan with the Little Miami community. The design team incorporated Visioning and Educational Specifications along the way, resulting in 20,000 sf worth of additions and a multiple building, 32,000 sf renovation.

Every aspect of design was met with intentionality. The new addition includes an Innovation Center and a multi-purpose athletic facility. Unlike the traditional classroom, the Innovation Center is composed of six Project Based Learning Labs, two core classrooms, a teacher collaboration room, and two floors of flex space with learning stairs to connect the spaces. The learning staircase and the Project Based Laboratories spaces allow students to refine their collaboration and presentation skills, further enhancing their academic skillset. As students prepare for college and careers, these tools become ever more valuable. Yet, we know it is not enough to just recite a slideshow or turn in the assignment. Taking it one step further, the flexible space allows students to come together organically and engage in authentic dialogue. Moreover, the new administration space provides students and staff with the opportunity outside the four walls of their classroom to stop by and seek guidance. This open environment cultivates student agency and trust, which leads to meaningful conversation, academic success, and an increase in positive mental health.




Grade 9-12

Project Based Learning Labs

Shared Facilities for the Community

High Performance Learning Environments

Supports exploring career pathways

Athletic multi-purpose facility

Administration space

Little Miami Local Schools
Morrow, Ohio
52,300 SF
year completed
Project contact
christie boron
project manager
513 841 3092