SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes the Summer Architectural Interns!
SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes the Summer Architectural Interns!
This year, SCHRADERGROUP (SG) welcomes three summer architectural interns, Michael Hafer, Jillian Kreglow, and Steven Ruffenach.
Michael will be a fourth-year architecture student from the Pennsylvania State University. He participates in the AIA Student program at the University. Michael has major interest in athletics both as a fan and designer. His goal, however, is to design for various markets.
Jillian is an upcoming fourth-year architecture student from the Pennsylvania State University as well. She is also an active member in the AIA Student program at the University and holds a position as Primary THON Chair for AIAS benefiting THON. She has a strong interest in athletic facility design but looks forward to gaining experience in many market sectors.
Steven will be a fifth year at Jefferson University, studying Architecture and pursuing a Minor in Multimedia and Visualization. He was a finalist in the 2018 AGI Glass competition in 2018 and has participated in many other competitions. He has a passion for creating images and visuals and hopes to run his own visualization firm in the future with an emphasis on architecture.
The SG team looks forward to sharing our company culture and practice with our architectural interns—we are confident this will be an impactful experience for everyone.
Interested in working with us?
Visit our Careers page to see what opportunities are available at SG here.
SCHRADERGROUP Celebrates Fifteen Years!
This year marks SCHRADERGROUP (SG)’s fifteenth anniversary. The business was established on April 15, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fifteen years ago, Managing Partner David Schrader founded SG with the vision of designing for the future—for tomorrow’s workers, thinkers, and leaders. SG’s initial mission was to give back to the community and to build foundations for future generations. Since its inception, SG has succeeded in creating 21st century academic facilities for students, instructors, and staff. SG has also designed sustainable, survivable, community-oriented facilities for public safety/law enforcement personnel and mission critical personnel. SG is recognized both regionally and nationally for design that offers the highest degree of service to the user, responds to and respects both the built and natural environment, and demonstrates inspired aesthetics.
As SG continues to grow, we honor our beginnings and those who have helped shape us into what we’ve become today. In the images below, we have collected some of our most memorable accomplishments from those last fifteen years.
SG would like to thank our clients, supporters, and community for the opportunities past and present. Further, we’d like to thank these talented colleagues, past and present, who have been so critical to making these great projects a success. We look forward to the next fifteen years of improving the day-to-day experiences of students, faculty, staff, and community through innovative and dynamic design.
Council Rock School District, Holland Middle School. Additions and renovations in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.
SCHRADERGROUP Attends North Hills Elementary School’s First Ever Career Day and Reading Celebration
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is excited to have attended North Hills Elementary School’s first ever Career Day and Celebration of Reading Event in Central York School District. SG’s team members presented information about the architectural interior designing and structural engineering careers to the classroom.
SG’s Interior Designer and Structural Engineer, Charlotte Stoudt and Jeffery Rothermel, shared their professional experience and how literacy and communicative skills impact both of their careers daily. Mr. Rothermel’s presentation emphasized how he is just one of the many entities that help the architect’s vision become a reality. Different classes of students had the chance to see SG’s portfolio of K-12 learning environment projects to get a visual understanding of what architects create.
It was a very exciting day for the students of North Hills Elementary and we hope to have instilled inspiration for the future careers of many children. SG team members look forward to these opportunities to educate future generations about the importance of learning environments and their impact on the community.
Click here to learn more about SG’s involvement within other educational environments.
SCHRADERGROUP Attends Palmyra Area School District’s Dedication Ceremony for Forge Road Elementary and Palmyra Area Middle School
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is honored to have attended Palmyra Area School District’s Dedication Ceremony for the completion of their newly renovated schools, Forge Road Elementary and Palmyra Area Middle School.
Mrs. Brown, the Superintendent of Schools, opened the ceremony by welcoming and extending her appreciation to all individuals involved in the school projects. Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kara Schoessler, discussed the evident changes that have been made to Palmyra Area Middle School while the School Board addressed the energy efficiency of the new buildings. Mrs. Darcy Brenner-Smith, the Director of Business Affairs shared that, “the Guaranteed Energy Savings project will save energy costs for years to come.”
SG is proud that these new learning facilities are examples of how the hybrid GESA project can truly transform a building all while remaining within budget.
SG is grateful to have shared this opportunity with Palmyra Area School District, it’s community and with Reynolds Energy Solutions. We look forward to continuing to work with all parties on projects in the near future.
Find out more about the Palmyra’s new Energy Efficient Middle School here.
SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes Our Newest Project Architect!
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) welcomes our newest Project Architect, Mark Adamiak.
Mark joins the SG team with experience specializing in academic and healthcare design. His prior experience consists of all phases of the process from design and documentation through construction administration. Mark’s projects have included academic as well as Healthcare projects. Mark participated as a guest instructor for five semesters teaching architecture to high school level students through Architecture in School (AIS) programs with AIA. He exemplifies the SG goal of continuing this cycle of teaching the next generation about good design.
Mark’s passion and dedication to both architecture and education provides SG with new perspectives and solutions so valuable to our projects and our clientele as well.
Mark holds a Master of Architecture and Planning from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering, with a minor in Architecture from Lafayette College. The SG team looks forward to Mark’s contribution to new learning environments.
Interested in joining the SG team? Check out available opportunities here.
SCHRADERGROUP Managing Partner’s Farewell as Chairman of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
David Schrader, Managing Partner of SCHRADERGROUP (SG), closed another chapter with A4LE as his time on the Executive Committee for A4LE came to an end in October of 2018.
SG Managing Partner David Schrader, AIA, LEED AP, A4LE Fellow, is heavily involved in a variety of activities surrounding planning and design for educational facilities. A long-standing member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), formerly Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), David most recently served as Chairman of the International Board of Directors for the organization. Former posts include Vice Chair of the International Board of Directors, Chair of the International Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the International School of the Future Design Competition, President of the Northeast Region, and CEFPI Governor for Pennsylvania.
David is the recipient of multiple awards bestowed by the organization and is a regular speaker and organizer for regional and national conferences. He also served as Jury Chair of the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition, an annual program supported by A4LE and over 20 other organizations that draws national attention to the importance of well-planned, healthy, high performance, safe and sustainable schools through a design competition engaging middle school students.
In 2009 through 2011, David was named Planner of the Year for the Northeast Region of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). He consequently was a finalist for International Planner of the Year in 2010 and 2011. David was awarded the Distinction of A4LE Fellow at the 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. David has received numerous design accolades and recognition from other organizations as well. Recognized for demonstrating excellence in educational facilities planning, practice and leadership, David is known for involving students and community in consensus-based planning processes, for his commitment to educational programming and design, and for his regional and national CEFPI leadership roles.
David noted that his time on the Executive Committee has been among the most rewarding experiences of his career. During his time, the organization experienced unprecedented growth from 3,500 members to 5,000. He was part of the Executive Committees that renamed and rebranded the organization. He was also part of the team instating the global transition of the organization and continues in that capacity today.
In his parting statement, David expressed his sincere appreciation to his A4LE colleagues for this amazing camaraderie, to his professional colleagues for their support during his tenure and to his family for their love and support.