When faced with the need for new elementary schools, Fremont City Schools selected the team of SSOE / Munger. The seven existing schools will be demolished and consolidated onto four existing sites of Atkinson, Croghan, Lutz, and Otis. Each new building will be constructed while the existing elementary schools are occupied with classes, will be LEED Silver certified, and approximately 56,000 SF in size. Led by SSOE, the four projects were divided between SSOE and Munger with SSOE responsible for the design of the Croghan and Atkinson schools. The designs will focus on student centered learning environments, input from various school resource committees, and community input from public meetings.
Services provided by SSOE for this project include project management, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering services. This project is currently in the programming and schematic design phase, with groundbreaking projected for late 2019. The SSOE team proposed an accelerated design schedule that will allow construction on the elementary schools to begin a year earlier than originally planned by the district.
This $58 million project is the single largest one time project in the history of Sandusky County.