Pequea Elementary School
Willow Street, PA
The addition and renovation project involved modernizing an existing 1950s era school to meet to 21st Century Educational programming. The introduction of natural daylighting through clerestory windows and larger classroom windows allows adjacent renovated spaces to minimizing the need for artificial lighting.
Located directly off the new main lobby is the all-purpose room which includes larger windows and a new performance stage. This space provides flexibility with moveable tables and functions as a cafeteria which is serviced by the new kitchen.
Two large flexible Academic Commons have been created to foster collaborative learning and small-group instruction as well as joint teaming opportunities.
Sustainable design features include new rubber flooring and geothermal heating and cooling systems that reduce energy consumption and the facility, like Hambright Elementary School, has an enhanced energy-management system that controls all HVAC equipment, networked lighting and power monitoring, as well as all security systems.
New wireless technology as well as enhanced security systems provide a connection with all schools in Penn Manor School District.
The site has been improved with new parking areas, playground improvements and a separation of parent drop-of areas from bus areas.