Upper Merion Area High School, Student Commons

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania




Upper Merion Area School District


9,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The Upper Merion Area High School provides career and higher-education-level learning spaces to prepare students for achieving their greatest potential once they graduate. The flexible building organization moves away from a traditional content or age configuration to be more centered on student aptitude and career interests. Various learning spaces are provided throughout the building, including small and large group instruction areas either in private workspaces, open areas or the two multilevel learning stairs.

At the heart of the facility, the student commons area is a true adaptation of spaces found in higher education. Used throughout the day for multiple activities, the multilevel accessible design is intended to adapt to any student’s individual learning style and promote self-motivated learning and socialization. The adjacent learning commons and breakout spaces on the second level offer resources to supplement project-based learning through research and collaboration. Situated at the main entrance to the school, this two-story space will accommodate pre- and post-event activities held in the adjacent athletic and performing arts complexes.

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Associated Firm

Snyder Hoffman, Renew Design Group, Wallover Architects, William H. Lane Inc.

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