The New T. M. Peirce Elementary School
Location: 2300 W Cambria St, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Start Date: October 2021
Duration: 1 Year, 9 Months
Completion Date: June 2023
The new elementary school will be a 77,000 square foot, three-story building with brick, metal panel, and curtain wall systems on the exterior with a steel structural frame. The height of the building and the proportions of the facades and window patterns will reflect the residential scale of the neighborhood with the classroom wing located on the smaller residential Croskey Street.
The curtain wall will define the front entrance and will not only provide visual security for the administrative offices but will showcase the music and art rooms located on the floors above the entrance. The ground floor cafeteria and media center above will also contain a curtain wall and generously sized windows that will look out upon the play yard. The building will also be designed for LEED Gold certification. Both the gymnatorium and the cafeteria are located on the first floor as these spaces are anticipated to be shared by the surrounding community during the school’s off-hours.
The intent is to provide a beautiful and safe elementary school that will encompass 21st Century learning environments while becoming a place of pride for the students and a beacon to the surrounding community.
Structural: Macintosh Engineering
Civil: K.S. Engineers, P.C.
Mechanical/Plumbing/Low voltage: Snyder Hoffman Associates, Inc.
Estimating: ICI, Inc.
Architects: Blackney Hayes
Electrical: DGW Electrical Engineering
Geotech: Earth Engineering
Landscape Architecture: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture
Acoustician: Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC
Design Project manager Ben Oas
Educational Planner – Peg Monahan
Community Meeting Schedule
Jul 12, 2022 06:30 PM
Oct 12, 2022 06:30 PM
Jan 10, 2023 06:30 PM
Apr 11, 2023 06:30 PM
Jul 11, 2023 06:30 PM
Oct 12, 2023 06:30 PM