Pennwood Middle School Campus Renovations
Pennwood Middle School and Charles Boehm Middle School, a two-story building built in 1951, desperately needed renovations.
The facility services grades 6-to-8 for approximately 900 students. Pennwood Middle School is 1-of-3 that share a campus in the District. Remington & Vernick Engineers (RVE) was part of a team retained by Pennsbury School District to provide professional architectural and engineering services for the site improvements.
Services provided by RVE include:
- Existing conditions survey.
- Assessment of existing conditions.
- Meetings and development of an initial program.
- Constraints and opportunities analysis.
- Review of current regulatory requirements related to the development of the site, including land use and zoning requirements, and local, county, state, and federal approval requirements.
- Preparation of the schematic design to collectively establish the scope, size, and vision of the final product.
- Implementation of a BIM (Building Information Modeling) program called Revit to think three-dimensionally by grasping the design from the beginning of the process.
- Development of documents consisting of drawings, outline specifications, and other related data.
- Preparation of the final construction documents.
- Coordination of the distribution of bidding documents with the school’s Business Administrator and solicitation of bidders.
- Construction administration, occupancy, and follow-up services.
- Removal of the Pennwood natatorium (swimming pool wing) to accommodate more classrooms.
- Relocation of the administrative offices to the existing front entrance to provide a more secure building.
- Larger guidance suite with conference rooms to facilitate the growing needs of students.
- Maintenance of the exterior brickwork.
- New bus dock pick-up and drop off area to improve traffic safety.
- More visitor parking.
- New heating system and air conditioning systems.
The renovations are ongoing. Improvements intend to address the lack of sufficient space to meet current student and curriculum demands.