Ruffing Montessori School

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Client: Ruffing Montessori School

Architect: Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens

Value: $3.6 million

Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Highlights include:

  • Provided construction management services for the expansion of the second-oldest Montessori school in the United States.
  • Completed in three phases coordinated during regular school activities.
  • Added nearly 10,000 SF to the existing building footprint and unified the campus.
  • Building is seeking LEED™ (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification on the new construction phase of the project.
  • Energy-saving techniques include a geothermal ground source energy system, improved water efficiency, natural light, a living roof and the use of recycled and renewable materials.
  • Also included are a children’s playhouse, toddler nap rooms, multipurpose school rooms for both elementary and middle schools, and office space.
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