Mill Creek Elementary School

Levittown, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    SCHRADERGROUP Architecture

  • CLIENT

    Bristol Township School District

  • AREA

    140,455 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $27,539,362.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2016

The new Mill Creek Elementary School is a product of a prototype design used for the simultaneous construction of three elementary schools. The new facilities replace nine outdated and aging neighborhood elementary schools. Mill Creek is designed to support two specific grade-grouping structures—K-2 and 3-5—in a “school within a school” format.
The design places ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$196.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas shared by both programs—the Learning Resource Center, dining, the gymnasium, administration, and art and music instruction—at the center of the building; other academic spaces surround the shared core. Learning studios, small-group instruction areas and large-group instruction areas provide spaces for individual, small-, medium- and large-group learning. Spaces traditionally used as vertical transition areas function as dynamic, large-group instructions spaces in the form of “learning stairs.”
The building incorporates sustainable measures such as a ground source heat pump system, recycled and renewable materials, rain gardens, a high-efficiency building envelope, and dimmable daylight-controlled lighting systems. The district also is reducing overall energy usage by consolidating the population of three inefficient buildings into one highly efficient facility.