Iron Forge Elementary School
Boiling Springs, PA
The addition/renovation will modernize the Iron Forge Educational Center which dates back to 1923. Our team worked with the district to re-program the school to move all third grade level students to this facility and create an “Upper Elementary School” as well as alleviate overcrowding at other elementary facilities. Our design solution includes classrooms in grade level pods, which are for 3rd – 5th grades, with learning support, classroom technology and flexible learning spaces, all outfitted with appropriate furniture.
Since the facility is located on the same campus as the middle school and high school, separation of all campus traffic is a key site issue and includes bus drop-off, parent/ visitor, staff parking, service delivery, high school and middle school traffic, district support and pedestrian/ bike.
The project will be completed in four phases and will not require modular classrooms. Components of this phased renovation include construction of a new classroom wing, the demolition of a central section of the current facility and a complete renovation of additional classroom wings which date back to 1951.