Wissahickon Charter School
Studio Agoos/Lovera (in association with Metcalfe Architecture & Design) designed a new 52,000-square-foot K-8 school for Wissahickon Charter School in Germantown, Pennsylvania. The facility is located on a 4 acre site adjacent to the Awbury Arboretum in Mount Airy features innovative site development consistent with the school’s environmental education mission. On the exterior, the school integrates a student-run bio-diesel program and connects outdoor learning spaces, bio-swales, bioretention areas back to the adjacent arboretum. Within the building, a central “commons” serves as a gathering space and links the academic wing with media center, gym, cafeteria, and other special classrooms.
2013 PA Brownfields Conference, Extreme Makeover Award