Upper Merion Area High School

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania




Upper Merion Area School District


345,000 sq.ft.

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Design Team
Snyder Hoffman Associates (MEP Engineering); Renew Design Group (Site/Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture); William H. Lane Incorporated (Construction Manager); Wallover Architects Inc. (Aquatic Design Consultant)

The Upper Merion Area High School design sought to provide career- and higher education-level learning spaces to prepare students for achieving their greatest potential once they graduate. The new 9-12 high school will provide enriching opportunities for students to take advantage of higher-level courses at the secondary level. The organization of the building provides the flexibility to move away from traditional content or age configuration to be more centered on student aptitude and career interests.

To promote self-motivated learning, socialization, and collaboration, the student commons at the heart of the facility will be used throughout the day for multiple activities. After hours, the commons space will provide pre- and post-activity support for the athletic and performing arts complexes.

A three-story academic wing supports the core academic programs with a STEAM-based center, multiple project and team-based spaces, and a three-story learning stair. The learning stair connects the academic building vertically. Visual transparency between the teaming spaces and classrooms further promotes the cross-pollination of learning activities.

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