Penncrest High School, Additions and Renovations

Media, Pennsylvania

The goal was to accommodate enrollment growth from 1,200 to 1,600 students. The facility was reorganized to enable dual use by the community and students while allowing various instructional-delivery methods. The design allows for the development of educational-delivery methods in a transitional ninth-grade house design. The 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade structure ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,600COST PER SQ FT$69.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation for an integrated educational program with the flexibility to adapt to a departmental, or team, structure in the future.

Program elements were shifted and reassigned throughout to mate with the new additions of an arts complex and an athletic complex. The result is that core student services are now offered in the center of the facility with equal access from classroom areas. Performing arts, athletic and large-group instructional areas have independent access for use by the community.

The entire site was redesigned to accommodate new bus, vehicular and pedestrian circulation routes and improve athletic fields.