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KIPP: Public Charter Schools

KIPP: Columbus

Project Description

Moody Nolan worked with developer The Daimler Group for the new KIPP Columbus Charter School campus. Designed in two phases, the first phase includes a new 140,000 sq. ft. school that serves 1,200 students in grades K-8. The site was master planned for two additional including an early childhood (grades PK-1) building and stand alone high school (grades 9-12).

Project Stats

Year of Completion

2014 Phase I, 2016 Phase II

Square Footage

140,000 Phase I, 75,000 Phase II


Outstanding Project, Learning by Design, 2016

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Design Features

Situated on a former golf course, the design for this school has a barn aesthetic and takes full advantage of the natural surrounding with strong connections to the outdoors. Large glass windows and outdoor learning areas provide students the opportunity to engage with the outdoor elements. Extended Learning Areas (ELAs) and wide corridors also provide opportunities for cross-teaching and group learning. The school also contains music, art and computer labs as well as a gymnasium and large dining areas.

The overall goal of this project is to make the Columbus-based school a national leader in this school type, boasting the best facility, largest enrollment and graduating the highest, academically strong students who are prepared for college.