This project involved the construction of a new state of the art elementary school for a rural eastern Pennsylvania community.
Program features included classrooms for kindergarten through 6th grade students, a combination gymnasium/cafeteria, a library, administrative space and exterior playground space.
The project was notable for several reasons:
- The project site straddled two adjacent jurisdictions, and had to be reviewed and approved by both local governments to obtain construction permits.
- The building was entirely heated and cooled with a closed-loop, ground-sourced heat pump system.
- The project plan was designed to support the Trumbauersville school districts integrated team-teaching model.
- Learning spaces were designed so that adjacent classrooms could be joined for collaborative learning. Groups of classrooms were also organized into pods centered around a shared learning and display space where students could work together and exhibit the results of their joint efforts.
The total Construction Cost for the project was approximately $4,500,000.
Carter Architectural Design staff led, managed and designed this project while employed at Noelker and Hull Associates Architects.