Black Rock Middle School

Villanova, Pennsylvania


Lower Merion School District


215,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Focusing on guiding principles developed to complement the district’s strategic plan, Black Rock Middle School provides a cutting-edge learning environment for grades 5 to 8. The center of the new building is a two-story “heart” space with a gathering stair that opens onto an educational courtyard overlooked by the media center.

Complementary educational spaces include 12 collaborative learning communities, art, science, music, physical education and a state-of-the-art theater designed to provide an innovative learning experience for up to 1,200 students.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Fielding International

Cost per Sq Ft


Featured in

2023 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Common Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Carpet by Forbo Flooring Systems
Physical-Education Flooring by Tarkett USA
Brick/Masonry by Palmetto Brick
Brick/Masonry by Belden Brick
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by CertainTeed
Ceramic Tile by Crossville
Ceramic Tile by Virginia Tile
Door Hardware by ASSA ABLOY
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Doors by Kawneer
Doors by Cookson
Insulation by Carboline
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Movable Partitions/Walls by Solar Innovations
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Paint/Wallcoverings by IdeaPaint
Plumbing by Guardian
Plumbing by Bradley Corporation
Plumbing by Acorn Aqua
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Versico
Lighting & Accessories by Coronet
Lighting & Accessories by Beacon Parsons
Windows by Kawneer
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Siemens Building Technologies
Cafeteria Furniture by Steelcase
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Cafeteria Furniture by Indiana Furniture
Classroom Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by TablEx
Library/Media Center Furniture by TablEx
Library/Media Center Furniture by Media Technologies
Lounge Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by HON
Lounge Furniture by TablEx
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Office Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Office Furniture by Indiana Furniture
Office Furniture by KI
Science Furniture by KI
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Accessories by Koala Kare
Washroom Fixtures by DuPont
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Athletic Equipment by Everlast
Athletic Equipment by Gared Sports
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
Playground Equipment by Kompan
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
Communications Systems by Bogen Communications
Clocks/Time Management by Sapling
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Siemens Building Technologies
IAQ Devices by Trane
ADA/Compliance Equipment by Garaventa
Draperies/Blinds by Legrand
Lockers by Penco Products
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Egan Visual
Signage by iSign
Walls/Wall Materials by Alucobond
Walls/Wall Materials by Nichiha
Walls/Wall Materials by Industrial Louvers
Windows by Kawneer
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