Phoenixville Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School, New Facility

Phoenixville , Pennsylvania

  • FIRM



    Phoenixville Area School District

  • AREA

    152,500 sq.ft.





The Early Learning Center and Elementary School supports two grade structures in a “school within a school” format: K-1 in an early learning center, and 2-5 as an elementary school.
The facility design focuses on literacy and learning in a non-standard learning environment. The design places the media resource center at the facility’s core; all other functions ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$216.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYPre-K/Early Childhood Education from it.
The new design benefits from the existing comprehensive campus that encompasses the middle and high schools. The “educational village” concept connects young students with the greater educational community and accommodates the sharing of site resources.
Striving for a smaller scale that is more residential than institutional, the exterior design incorporates residential elements, including use of stone on the façade in combination with cementitious siding and pitched roofs.
The mechanical system includes a water-sourced heat pump system using a central plant for the tempered water supply. Constructed using a steel-frame structure, the building incorporates a variety of materials including steel, concrete, masonry and glulam beams.