RVE, along with USA Architects, was retained by the Pennsbury, PA School District to provide professional architectural and engineering services for the site improvements at the Pennwood Middle School Campus. The two-story building located in Yardley, PA was built in 1951 and serves grades 6 to 8 for approximately 900 students. The project received media coverage from local outlet Bucks County Courier Times and national outlet American School and University Magazine.
RVE provided design and engineering services for the renovations which included additional visitor parking, the removal of the Pennwood natatorium (swimming pool wing) to accommodate more classrooms, the relocation of the administrative offices to the existing front entrance to provide a more secure situation for people entering and exiting the building, larger guidance suite with conference rooms to facilitate the growing needs of students, maintenance of the exterior brick work, new bus dock pick up and drop off area to improve traffic safety and new heating system and air conditioning systems.
The renovation was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable planning, design and construction components. The Pennsbury School District received a $2M grant towards the project from State Department of Community and Economic development.
Read more about the project in American School and University Magazine here.