The Tallmadge District had clear goals for their new high school, to create the best environment for academic achievement while incorporating flexible spaces and to maintain the community’s rich heritage.
Inspired by the city’s historic “Tallmadge Circle,” the Greek Revival circular design honors the city’s architecture. The center rotunda with clerestory windows serves as the commons area. From the commons, traffic is directed to “avenues” separating academics, arts, and athletics in separate wings. This design minimizes disruptions in the academic spaces.
TALLMADGE HIGH SCHOOL
Primary entrance to school and the rotunda.
Located immediately behind the primary entrance is a large rotunda filled with light from the clerestory above. This rotunda offers a path of 'avenues' to various functions within the school.
The facility features a 600-seat performing arts auditorium, complete with a “black box” drama room, and equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.