Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School

The design created a new entry that combined utility and a fresh new look. The original concrete canopy was removed and replaced with a new second floor addition that also served as the building’s main entrance. All of the existing pre-cast concrete wall panels were replaced with a new energy efficient aluminum curtain wall system.  The main foyer was redesigned to present the “image” of a vocational school, be easy to maintain and to withstand the impact of the students. Plastic laminate wall panels, metal anodized ceilings and industrial lighting helped achieve the design intent.  In addition to major renovations such the roof replacement, entryway and mechanical systems, the project also included interior renovations throughout the building. Original doors, windows, ceilings, flooring, lighting and other elements were replaced. All student and faculty toilet rooms in the building were completely replaced with new ceramic tile floors and walls, partitions and ADA compliant fixtures.

Broughal Middle School

The new 900 student middle school achieve a Gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines.

Sited on only 4.2 acres, the 4 story, 186,000 square foot school includes an underground 105 car parking garage, rooftop greenhouse and planetarium along with state of the art science labs and smart classrooms. The building envelope consists of highly insulated walls and roof, high performance glazing providing significant day lighting. Also provided is storm water harvesting storage tank in the main atrium and a community Family Health Center.

Lafayette College, Williams Art Center

Situated at the base of college hill in downtown Easton, The Williams Visual Art Center is focused on providing strong public access to the arts and creating a link between the city below and the college on the hill.  Set within the urban context of the city, the entry façade is a rhythmic mosaic of clinker brick wall panels and sleek glazing providing natural light into the studios and glimpses from the street into the art gallery and community art studio. The sculpture studio has views into a private walled sculpture courtyard below, providing a peaceful sheltered outdoor space that opens to the sky.

Salisbury Township High School Addition & Alterations

Salisbury High School was originally constructed in 1961. The District elected to relocate their 9th Grade to the High School to relieve overcrowding at their other schools. Three years of phased construction added a new 2-story, 41,300 sq. ft. Science and Arts addition along with a complete renovation to the remaining building and auditorium.

Shawnee Elementary School Renovations & Addition

The Shawnee Elementary School underwent a complete renovation that relocated the central office and main entry to the corner of the building site improving visibility, access and security. The 1970’s original open concept ‘pods’ were reconfigured into standard classrooms along with a new expanded library. Four new additions were added for a new central office, 12 new classrooms with individual toilets, a new cafeteria & kitchen.

Although not officially a LEED Certified building, the building will be provided air-conditioning and other “green’ Building features that will lower operating costs.

Colonial Intermediate School

The IU-20 serves 13 school districts and 3 career and technical centers in Northampton, Monroe, and Pike Counties that contain 79,000 public school children; 9,000 non-public school children; and 7,000 professional staff in a service region of almost 1,200 square miles.  This new Academy provides specialized education programs to at-risk and severely handicapped students from ages 14 – 21 in a single location. The building contains administration, general classrooms, technical education, special education and independent living skills rooms, media center, art room, multi-purpose room, kitchen and support areas.

Nazareth Area Middle School

The $52 million, 1,000 student middle school achieved a Gold rating under guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  The building’s massing and design makes strong references to the historic buildings constructed by the original Moravian settlers who located in Nazareth, PA in the mid-17th century.  Sited on 22 acres, it also contains a parking lot for the adjacent high school and an all-weather track and practice field.  The plan is organized around a central administrative core, state of the art media center and cafeteria. The 2–story classroom wings for each grade level extend east-west to maximize the day lighting benefits. The physical education wing contains a 1,000 seat gymnasium, locker and team room and life fitness center. The building also includes an 8 lane competitive swimming pool and locker rooms for use by the entire district and public.

Freedom High School Gymnasium & Classroom Addition

The $28 million Project consisted of 3 additions. A new main entrance addition contains a new administration office, black-box stage room and 4 additional classrooms on the second level.  The largest addition contains 15 new classrooms and a 20,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with seating for 2,500, aerobic gym, physical education locker rooms, team rooms, life fitness center. P.E. classrooms and a new public lobby.  Another addition included a new cafeteria, serving court, kitchen, central information and technology office.