Cincinnati Public Schools
Erich Kunzel Center for the Arts and Education
Nurturing Creativity in Cincinnati’s Historic Heart.
Located adjacent to Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall, the center combines the School for Creative and Performing Arts and the Schiel Primary School for Arts Enrichment, making it the first public K-12 arts school in the United States.
Connecting with the Arts
The design language seamlessly harmonizes with the neighborhood while establishing a visual connection to the Music Hall. The striking curve composed of zinc panels serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional brick while symbolically gesturing toward the nearby Music Hall.