Clifty Creek School

Columbus, Indiana

  • Exterior view of school

  • Courtyard view

  • Interior view of library


Richard Meier & Partners
Philip Babb, Associate-in-charge
Design Development and Construction Documents

The Clifty Creek School, a public school for kindergarten through sixth grade, is built on a sloping site near Columbus, Indiana.

A system of ramps connects the three story classroom wing with the school’s service and specialty areas. These areas are organized in an eroded four-square plan with each square containing a different activity center: library, cafeteria, gymnasium and art rooms. Adjacent to the connecting ramps, the library is centrally located to encourage student use.