Bangor Senior High School, Additions & Alterations

Bangor, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    Architectural Studio


    Bangor Area School District

  • AREA

    265,000 sq.ft.





(Please note: Total area is 189,268 sq. ft, existing area is 88,200 sq. ft. and new area 101,068 sq. ft.; Existing cost per square foot=$52, new=$90)

This large-scale renovation and addition project is sympathetic to the original 1960s structure, while placing architectural emphasis on the additions to house new programs that are particularly important to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,324COST PER SQ FT$90.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation district. The science, classroom and physical-education additions are given prominence through scale, color, materials and articulation of architectural elements prevalent to the Bangor area.

The original school was set back from the road and did not accommodate the traffic patterns of the 1990s. The new work provides a more accessible image with a readily identifiable main entrance, evening-use athletic-facility entrance and an adjacent district administration office.

The plan mediates the current potential contradictions between the need for greater security and the need for greater accessibility for the public, the disabled and all segments of the community. This is achieved by careful study of corridor, window and door placement, as well as thorough upgrading according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.