Stewardship is connecting students with the downtown community.

When Columbus City Schools decided to bring students back to downtown Columbus, they looked to TRIAD to help make sure those students were engaging with the downtown community.

To accomplish this integration, TRIAD focused first on student and visitor experience, and then on ensuring the exterior fit with the existing urban fabric of downtown.

As a vocational school, there were ample opportunities to integrate community and classroom. For example, culinary students at CDHS operate a café that is open to the public, and cosmetology students operate a salon. Proximity to downtown colleges, universities, and businesses create opportunities for real-world endeavors, as well as internship and job prospects.


“The biggest benefit of this transition is the location. Being downtown, we have the ability to partner with organizations and colleges for internships, speaking engagements and mentorships.” –David Mangas, Columbus Downtown High School Director