Riverside High School

Riverside High School

Indianapolis, Indiana|K12 Education

After opening in 2006, Herron High School quickly became of one of the highest performing and most sought-after secondary institutions in the state of Indiana. In 2016, school administrators engaged RATIO to renovate the Heslar Naval Armory (constructed 1936-38) into a modern educational facility for Herron’s new Riverside branch campus.

Client
Herron High School
Size
70,000 SF
Completed
2018

The preservation-minded project restores and preserves many original features of the historic Art Moderne structure while creating state-of-the-art educational spaces specifically designed to support the school’s arts-focused curriculum. In addition to providing preservation, architectural and interior design services, RATIO also helped identify state and federal tax credits to assist with project financing and worked with the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office to ensure the building could be reused as a school.