Judith A. Resnik CLC
Akron Public Schools
Hasenstab Architects, a member of The Akron Architectural Group (AAG) – a consortium of five Akron architectural firms and a nationally recognized minority firm – was selected by the Akron Public Schools and the Ohio School Facility Commission to provide architectural and interior design services for the Judith A. Resnik Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio.
This 52,000 square foot, new community learning center includes 22 classrooms, gymnasium, stage, cafeteria, art, media and music rooms to accommodate 350 students. The new single-story structure replaces and emulates a colonial revival school, circa 1929, and fits the scale of a current residential vernacular.
The building facade consists of a red brick veneer and double-hung windows with dividing muntins mixed with glass curtainwall. To reflect the colonial revival style of the original school, round-top windows were selected to be placed above each classroom, along with a gabled roof and arched main entrance. Rounded glass-block corners, arched loggias near the main entrance, covered porches and a large clock are additional features of this building.
The new structure inhabits a 15-acre site located away from the main road to preserve a large grove of mature trees lining the front portion of the site. A small visitor parking area and a loop drop-off are located in front of the school near a large wooded green space which greets visitors upon arrival.
Photo Credit: © 2007 Scott Pease Photography