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Toledo Public Schools

Waite High School

Project Description

Moody Nolan, in association with Duket Architects Planners, lead the renovation efforts for the historic four-story, original 1913 Waite High School for Toledo Public Schools. The current enrollment for the school is 1,372 students with a maximum capacity of 1,737. The extent of work included both exterior renovations and interior reprogramming of existing space.

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Toledo, Ohio

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The Process

From an exterior perspective, Moody Nolan repaired damaged brick and terracotta. The building’s masonry was restored to preserve its original character. Moody Nolan also replaced all windows and the parapets and roofs were repaired as well. Renovated interior space features an updated 855-seat auditorium, restored library and the addition of elevators and lifts to make the building handicap accessible.

The scope of work included programming, schematic and design documents as well as construction documents. Sitework included redesigning vehicle and pedestrian entry into the building. Bus and student drop-off areas were re-configured to emphasize a single entry for the building. This entry will focus on a passive security system to control entry into the building by all individuals. Staff and student parking lots were rebuilt and expanded to include a new visitor parking area.