Council Rock High School South

Richboro, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    Gilbert Architects Inc.


    Council Rock School District

  • AREA

    377,118 sq.ft.





The project involved building a second high school for the Council Rock School District. The new high school is designed to accommodate 2,000 students, with core areas sized for 2,400 students to allow for expansion. The school is organized with a performing-arts wing, an academic wing and a wellness center—each with its own identity. The wellness center includes an ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,400COST PER SQ FT$121.98FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio running track, a competition gym, an auxiliary gym, a weightroom, and wrestling and team rooms.

The school’s plan allows maximum flexibility to accommodate changing teaching methods. This school is situated on a 140-acre parcel of land, surrounded by many playfields that can be shared with the surrounding community.

As part of the project, existing roads were widened, turn lanes were added and signalization was improved. In addition, two new collector roads, which connect existing roads, were built to enhance main access to the high school.