Combination Schools, Performing Arts

Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts

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01 Project Overview
Cincinnati’s new School for the Creative and Performing Arts is the first K-12 magnet school of its kind in the nation, and provides students with a stimulating environment for learning and arts exploration.

Fanning Howey provided initial programming services, as well as engineering and loose furnishings selection for the breakthrough project. The selection of loose furnishings involved close coordination with art teachers and Cincinnati Public Schools officials. This collaborative approach led to specialized furniture packages including easels, drafting tables and equipment for a sewing room and a pottery room. A highlight of the school is the 850-seat auditorium that connects K-12 students with professionals from the Cincinnati Music Hall and the Cincinnati Ballet.

Associate firms: CR architecture and Moody Nolan


Performing Arts, Combination Schools


Cincinnati Public Schools


Cincinnati, OH


252,645 New SF


Create an environment customized for the creative and performing arts

Accommodate the heating and cooling needs of a school with multiple performance venues

03 Services & Recognition

The grace, tenacity and vision with which the design and construction team handled this project are the cornerstones of its successful completion.

Cincinnati Public Schools
Cincinnati, OH
Services Provided

Interior Design



Awards & Recognition

2010 Masonry Award for Excellence
K-12 Education Design
Tri-State Masonry Institute

2011 Bronze Citation
Overall School Category

2011 Publisher’s Commendation
Learning By Design

2011 Gold Citation
American School & University
Educational Interiors Showcase

2010 Project of Distinction Award