December 12, 2011

Wright Memorial Library

Ruetschle selected to renovate Wright Memorial Library in Oakwood, Ohio.

Ohio #1 in the nation in LEED K-12 projects.

Ruetschle glad to being on "the team" helping to make Ohio first in the nation in LEED K-12 projects.  Our contribution is 1,100,000 sf ($350M) of LEED Projects in design, construction, or planning in southwest ohio.

Alter High School names new Principal

We congratulate Lourdes Lamber to her new position as Principal of Alter High School.  Ruetschle looks forward to working with Alter as they kick off Phase 2 of the master plan.

November 9, 2011

Northmont Passes Bond Issue!

Northmont passes Issue 14 last night!  With 13,225 total votes cast, 7,047 vote for passage (53.3%) while 6,178 vote against (46.7%).  A testament to the enthusiastic efforts of a dedicated board, hard working committee, and supportive community.

November 7, 2011

Forbo features Ruetschle project

Forbo, a leading global manufacturer of linoleum, features a Ruetschle project in their new worldwide catalog.  The photo is taken in the rotunda of Washington Court House Middle School in Washington Court House, Ohio.

Final Northmont Get-Out-the-Vote Rally

Large rally on saturday for Northmont Issue 14.  Hundreds of volunteers went door to door to distribute information to 9,000 homes in the community.  Election day is tomorrow!

November 2, 2011

Issue 14 Billboard

Illuminated billboard utilized as part of the "visibility" stategy for Northmont City School bond issue.  Election day 6 short days away.

October 20, 2011

Wyoming City Schools considering Middle School improvements

Last night Ruetschle and District leadership engaged the Wyoming Community about the future of Wyoming Middle School.  A master plan was presented to remove the current gymnasium, add a (2 story) 46,000 sf addition, and renovate 88,000 sf of the existing 3 story school.  The Board will conduct a statistical survey in the next week and make a decision on how to proceed with the $25M project soon.  If approved by the Board, the 4.35 mil bond issue would go before voters in the 2012 primary election.

October 19, 2011

Halloween Treat

One of the most rewarding parts of our job is to experience how users interact with space that we build or renovate.  We think of it like turning over a blank canvas to an artist, and seeing what beauty they make of it.  Had one of those experiences this morning walking past the Harman Elementary School art room windows.

October 17, 2011

Dayton Rotary Club

Ruetschle is participating in today's business fair at the Dayton Rotary Club.

September 23, 2011

Greene County Career Center Ribbon Cutting

Superintendent Dan Schroer officially cut the ribbon today for the Greene County Career Center Criminal Justice and Public Safety Facility.  Renovations included classroms, weight room, offices and a lab.

August 30, 2011

Aerial Photo of Milton-Union PK-12

Construction continues on Milton-Union's new PK-12 school, scheduled to be complete spring of 2012.

August 15, 2011

Englewood Fine Arts Festival

Overwhelming interest at the Englewood Fine Arts Festival.  The (Citizens for Northmont Schools) booth was manned by dozens of District stakeholders and provided a great forum for the public unveiling as Northmont Citizens were able to get up close to the master plans and ask questions.

August 9, 2011

Northmont Master Plan unveiled

Ruetschle presented concept master plans to the Northmont Board of Education for 2 new school buildings planned for Northmont City Schools.  A new 267,000 sf Northmont High School (grades 9-12) is planned, along with a new 98,000 sf Primary School for grades PK-1.  The High School is planned to be built on the existing high school property, placing the new building between the existing Northmont Community Auditorium and the Middle School.  The new Primary School will be built on property recently purchased by the District on National Rd. adjacent to the YMCA.  All existing Elementary School Classrooms will be air conditioned.  The $96M project will be before Northmont taxpayers on Nov. 8th in the form of a 5.9-mill Bond Issue and Permanent Improvement Levy. The plan includes $35M in matching funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

Northmont High School Masterplan

Primary School Masterplan

July 15, 2011

American Institute of Architects tours Milton-Union PK-12

The Dayton chapter of the American Institute of Architects takes a field trip to see Milton-Union PK-12 school, now about 60% construction complete.

June 28, 2011

Ruetschle selected for Tipp City Schools Master Plan

The Tipp City Schools Board of Education selected Ruetschle to work with the District to create a master plan addressing 1,700 students grades K-8.  The project will involve extensive community engagement and may include partnering with the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

June 17, 2011

Greene County Career Center Renovation Bids

Bids were received on June 10th for renovations to the Greene County Career Center. Congratulations to Shook (Construction Manager), Brumbaugh Construction, Wat Kem Mechanical, McKeever and Niekamp Electric, and Cincinnati Dayton Fire Protection. Combined Project bids came in below the estimate and has been approved by the Board.

Greenon Local School District selects Ruetschle

At the June 9th Board meeting Greenon Local Schools selected Ruetschle Architects for a roof replacement project to Indian Valley Middle School.

May 26, 2011

Kettering City Schools - one of the Best in Music Education Nationally.

Kettering City Schools was selected as one of the country’s best Communities for Music Education, they are the only local school district to receive this recognition. We are proud to have humbly contributed through the design of the new Performing Arts Facility at the High School.

May 6, 2011

New MCBDDS Renovation Project

Ruetschle Architects has just been selected by Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities for a 15,500 s.f. interior renovation to the Kuntz Adult Service Facility.  The project will accommodate  classrooms and a habilitation center for their Adult Consumers.  Design phase for the $1.5M project begins immediately with construction slated to begin in November.

May 5, 2011

Greeneview Middle School Ground Breaking

Ruetschle Architects celebrated along with students, the OSFC, Quandel Construction, and District and Community leaders the groundbreaking for the new Greeneview Middle School. The 65,400 sf Middle School for grades 5-8 is scheduled to be complete summer of 2012.  Project is targeted for LEED Silver Certification.

April 22, 2011

Greene County Career Center Renovation

Ruetschle was just selected to renovate 10,000 sf of the Greene County Career Center into Criminal Justice educational and training spaces.  This $750,000 fast track projects starts now and is targeted to be complete by the start of the new school year.

April 21, 2011

Zorniger Environmental Laboratory at The Miami Valley School

Senior Alex Zorniger breaks ground today on the Zorniger Environmental Laboratory at The Miami Valley School - the region’s first laboratory for studying the environment using the environment.  The classroom will have no textbooks, but rather seed, dirt, rainwater, and the sun as its tools.  This “edible classroom” will provide seed-to-table, hands-on experiential leaning opportunities for the students – growing food for use in the school cafeteria and offerings to the community.  Science experiments will expand the study opportunities looking into nutrition, biology, organics, and photosynthesis.  The building will be lowered into the ground to take advantage of natural geothermal heating and cooling, and will have motorized shades and window controls to manage heat gain and loss.  Project slated to be complete by fall of 2011.

March 22, 2011

Liberty Center

Spent the day photographing the Liberty Center, our recent project for the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disability Services. Very rewarding to be able to design spaces that help those with disabilities live life fully.

February 25, 2011

Northmont Master Plan Revealed

Northmont Board of Ed. President Linda Blum being interviewed tonight on channel 22 at the Community Engagement Forum. The new site and grade configuration was revealed publicly for the planned (PK-1) Primary School. Other components of the $90M plan include a new (9-12) Northmont High School and adding AC to all the existing Elementary Schools.

Greeneview Middle School Bids Successfully

Greeneview Middle School (Jamestown, Ohio) was successfully bid yesterday. The $13.5M project came in 1.25% below the estimate, and drew tremendous interest from 38 bidders on 6 bid packages.