J.P. McCaskey High School

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    Gilbert Architects Inc.


    School District of Lancaster

  • AREA

    11,870 sq.ft.





The library/media center at the John Piersol McCaskey High School is a recently completed addition to the original 1938 Art Deco period high school. The addition brings extended ambiance to a building already well-known for its impressive features. The 11,870-square-foot media center has architectural detailing that resembles a grand ballroom from the 1930s.

The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$91.62FEATURED IN1998 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers provide 1,200 11th- and 12th-grade students with a technologically advanced, flexible environment while keeping the exact standards of the school district’s educational program.

The architect used the existing Art Deco motif in designing the new media center. The cutting-edge facility is complete with all the communication and media-distribution equipment necessary to become the hub of the network for the entire campus, which houses 3,500 students and the fiber-optic backbone necessary for linking more than 1,800 computers.

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