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Students Design Elements of the New Thomas Holme School

Students Design Elements of the New Thomas Holme School

Students from kindergarten to 8th grade were chosen to participate in the first phase of designing the new Thomas Holme Elementary School building. The building will be a modern facility spanning over 88,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate up to 1200 students. During the charrette process, students had the opportunity to collaborate…

Grand Opening of T.M. Peirce Elementary

Grand Opening of T.M. Peirce Elementary

The Office of Capital Programs recently hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event for the new T.M. Peirce Elementary School, which is designed to offer 21st-century learning environments and energy-efficient systems. Spread across 77,000 square feet and with three stories, it is a modern facility that aims for LEED Gold certification. The event showcased current students…

MLK Day of Service in Partnership with Perryman Shoemaker

MLK Day of Service in Partnership with Perryman Shoemaker

The Capital Programs team, in partnership with Perryman Shoemaker and the Construction and Design teams, organized a “Day of Service” event at the Cassidy Construction Site to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of planning a march or a luncheon, they decided to perform acts of service to make the neighborhood cleaner….

Capital Programs Awarded Three 2023 SMIP Grants

Capital Programs Awarded Three 2023 SMIP Grants

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Capital Programs has been awarded three SMIP Grants for stormwater projects. The grants, totaling $2.5 million, were submitted to The Philadelphia Water Department to create new inclusive schoolyards that include stormwater management systems, greening, and more for the following schools: S Weir Mitchell, Benjamin Comegys, and Avery D….

T.M. Peirce to Reopen in January 2024!

T.M. Peirce to Reopen in January 2024!

The new T.M. Peirce is a modern facility encompassing 21st-century learning environments. It is a 77,000-square-foot, three-story building with brick, metal panel, and curtain wall systems. The height of the building and the proportions of the facades and window patterns reflect the residential scale of the neighborhood, with the classroom wing located on the smaller…

Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School Steel Signing

Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School Steel Signing

Perryman Shoemaker and the Capital Programs Division of The School District of Philadelphia hosted a steel signing ceremony for Lewis C. Cassidy’s new school building. The steel signing ceremony played an important role in acknowledging the collaborative efforts of various parties and generating enthusiasm for this large-scale construction project. It symbolized progress, unity, and the…

$14 Million USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry 2023 Grant Award

$14 Million USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry 2023 Grant Award

The District has joined forces with PhillyTree Plan partners, including the Philadelphia Parks & Rec (PPR), Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Fairmount Parks Conservancy, PowerCorp, and Sustainable Business Network, to create a safer and healthier environment for our most vulnerable communities.  Through the US Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act grant, this team of partners will blanket…

2023 Philadelphia Eagles Design Play Build

2023 Philadelphia Eagles Design Play Build

Each year the Eagles work with the School District of Philadelphia, Office of Capital Programs, to select and improve outdoor spaces at a specific school, providing age-appropriate play areas and equipment. This year the school selected was Henry W. Lawton Elementary School, based on an updated Capital Programs selection criteria, which evaluate numerous factors, including…

Meet Our New Design Manager

Meet Our New Design Manager

Ben Oas brings a new fresh view to Capital Programs and has quickly proven to be the deserving leader of our design team. Ben has worked with several nationwide organizations since 2015 in a variety of different roles. Between drafting and project management, he also helped develop BIM standards and prototypical design documents that were…

Meet Our Educational Facilities Planner 

Meet Our Educational Facilities Planner 

Melanie Lewin has jumped into capital programs with enthusiasm. Despite having no prior experience with design or construction, she has immersed herself in plans and become a natural on the job sites. She is not afraid to ask difficult questions and has no ego about being open to learning. On top of this, she is…