The letters have long since come down and all the awnings and doors were repainted, but you can still see the bones of the school most clearly here.
Today, double doors lead from our entrance "stage" into the rest of the building. The entrance to our Main Reception Area is to the right in this picture.
Standing in what is now our Reception Area, you can see the Original Offices. The first door to your right was a Conference Room (also part of our Conference Room), the next door was the Principle's Office (now our Administrative Offices), and the door on the right to the end of the hallway was the Teacher Lounge (coincidentally, also our Breakroom and our Faculty Offices). If you had turned left at the drinking fountain you would find yourself in the Nurse's Station (now our Faculty Offices). The open door in center of the picture was previously a Records Room (also now our Faculty Offices).
In this picture, you are standing in the far corner of our current Faculty Offices facing northwest. This entire space is now opened-up with individual offices and our Break Room. Side note: while the building was under being renovated, our Founder — Dwight D. Heckelman — setup a single desk and used this as his office until renovations were complete.
Special Needs Classroom
Today, these rooms are the Live Rooms for Studio A and Studio B. The concrete you see jutting out into the middle of the room formed a wall for bathrooms on either side — today, these are our mic closets in the back of the Live Rooms. Just to the other side of the wall on the left side of the picture is the former Library (now our Studio A and Studio B Control Rooms). Note: the wall immediately to the left of this door opening is the same chalkboard wall shown in the "From the Founder" picture below this photo gallery on this page.
Also in the center part of the building just north of the Special Education Classroom, this was previously the library. Today, it serves as Studio A & Studio B Control Rooms. The bathrooms (both then and now) are just on the other side of the wall on the left side of the picture. You may also notice we reused many of these book shelves in our own Career Library/Small Business Development Center.
Walking back across the West Hallway would lead you into this series of movable classrooms. This picture is taken from what is the Internet Broadcast Studio today, facing north. Today, these spaces are our Classrooms (look for the windows), Production Suites, and at the very far end — one of our Rehearsal Rooms.
North End (Looking From West to East)
Facing east looking across the building from the far end of the West Classrooms, you would be standing our Rehearsal Room looking towards the Video Classroom and Shoot Space. Recognize anything else familiar? We up-cycled many of the base and wall cabinets into our classrooms as well as the bulletin boards.
Previously, this space was a large Group Classroom that could be divided in half by the movable partitions. Today, it is our Video Classroom, MOCAP (Green Screen), and Video Shoot Space (Black Box).
Just across the hall, these were open classrooms just like the other side of the building. Today, you would be standing in our other Rehearsal Room facing south — our Career Library/Small Business Development Center would be along the wall at the far end of the picture.
In days past, this space was the combination Gymnasium/Cafeteria. Today, this space is planned as the temporary home for Columbus Metropolitan Library and was previously used as our Live Sound Lab.