Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences

Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences

Conversion of existing office building into a flexible teaching facility that will facilitate the teaching model that will incorporate collaborative teaching and project-based learning. 9-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) magnet facility. Existing building is a 2 story, 55,334 square foot facility that has never been occupied. The schematic plan accommodates 17 labs and classrooms ranging in size from 850 square feet to 1,300 square feet. In addition to these spaces there are rooms designated for art/music, and a fitness component. The labs and classrooms are being designed so that they can be opened to one another that will allow for larger projects as well as collaboration between the classes. There will also be several instructional spaces open to the corridor for group break out/collaboration activities. Students will also have access to a Cyber Café and a Resource/Media Center.

April 2012 UPDATE:

Conceptual Design Elements images have been added to the Gallery page.

September 2012 UPDATE:

As the anticipated school year has begun and the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences Pilot is officially underway the District is excited to announce the design of the new Academy of Sciences at Azalea Drive is nearing completion.  The design documentation is in its final stages and anticipated to be released for public bidding for construction the beginning of October 2012 with the completion of construction ready for the start of the 2013-14 academic year. Grades 9th through 11th will be welcomed into the new Academy of Sciences once completed in August of 2013.

The design team is excited to share images and thoughts developed through the design process – check back frequently for updates as the construction process will soon be underway and more photos will be shared with the Hazleton Community.

*Please note: The building shown on the Gallery page was purchased by the District.  Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates will be renovating the interior of the building, the existing exterior building shell was designed by others.

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