WHO IS ELEVAR?
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Elevar Design Group is an architectural and engineering design firm made up of accomplished architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and support with more than 50 years of industry leadership.
WHY PARTNER WITH ELEVAR?
Our partnership with Elevar, an established school architect, provides a fresh perspective from a third-party as we develop a Master Facility Plan in an effort to deliver the best education to our students in the most financially efficient way. Additionally, Elevar knows the area and has experience with neighboring PK-12 districts - West Clermont, Batavia, Williamsburg, and CNE, just to name a few.
PHASE 1: CONVENE // 9.1-10.15
During this phase, community members were invited to attend one of the three Community Engagement Sessions. These engagement session provided a brief review of the state of the district - including enrollment, the district's financial position, the conditions of current facilities, and more. Additionally, Elevar gave a brief presentation before engaging community members in a group setting where discussions were considered for part of the district's operational and facilities master plan.
PHASE 2: CLARIFY // 10.15-12.1
Phase 2 kicks off with two events held October 30th and November 14th, each held in the New Richmond Middle School cafeteria. All are welcome. The meetings will begin promptly at 7:00PM with representatives of Elevar Design sharing results from the meetings with staff and the community comments of Phase 1. On October 30th, facilitators from Elevar will ask participants to confirm the challenges facing the District, and write problem statements for attendees of future meetings to solve. Building on these results, on November 14th, facilitators from Elevar will ask participants to suggest ways the District and community can partner for continued successful achievement.
PHASE 3: DELIBERATE // 12.1-1.8
During Phase 3, participants finalized the recommendations for the District to take into consideration. At the December 3rd meeting, facilities were assessed, operating costs were examined, property marketablitiy was explored and the OFCC contributed to the Master Plan development.
PHASE 4: DECIDE // 1/1-2.15
During Phase 4, the participants were presented with multiple facility scenarios. Audience members were able to view the information on the signboards were challenged to share their thoughts, comments, and perspective on the different scenarios. These comments were collected by Elevar and categorized.
PHASE 5: iMPLEMENT // 2/15