See You at the Maryland-DC ASBO Spring Conference in Ocean City, Maryland!
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is excited to exhibit at the 2019 Spring MD-DC ASBO Conference once again!
The Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia (MD-DC ASBO) is an organization that “serves school business professionals by promoting educational excellence through improved business practices; providing networking opportunities; identifying and sharing solutions to everyday problems; offering professional expertise in major business areas; and compiling and sharing research information and best practices.”
You can find SCHRADERGROUP at booth 806 from May 20th through the 21st. Come visit to discuss how SG can help your District create dynamic and functional learning environments to benefit your community for generations.
You can register to attend the MD-DC ASBO Spring Conference here.
Or check out some of our Academic experience 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.
Circle of Seasons Charter School Celebrates the School Renovation Project with a Dedication Ceremony
Circle of Seasons (COS) Charter School celebrates their newly renovated school with a Dedication Ceremony. COS is a non-profit charter school in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, that provides education based on the core principles of public Waldorf Education—educational philosophy with a focus on holistic learning of “intellectual, artistic and practical skills.”
The COS strings ensemble opened the ceremony showcasing the musical talents of the students.
Following the students’ performance, Ellen Millard-Kern, Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Senate District 16, gave a congratulatory speech on behalf of Pat Browne, Pennsylvania Senator of the 16th District. Ms. Millard-Kern presented a certificate of congratulations and admiration of the school’s new renovation and dedication to learning. Speeches of COS’s vision and inspiration were also given by State House Representative, Gary Day, and by COS’s Board President, Ms. Kalyna Procyk.
COS Principal/Head of School, Alison Saeger-Panik, thanked everyone who has supported their mission which will now be enhanced by the renovations to the school. Tours of the school followed the ceremonies.
The building was originally a branch of Pennsylvania State University before it was sold to COS and renovated to meet their educational needs. The facility is approximately 40,000 SF on 38 acres of land that the School owns. Currently, COS has over 300+ students from grades K-7 and plans to include grade 8 in the future.
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) wants to thank COS Board of School Directors for the opportunity to be a partner in the renovation of their unique learning facility and for Ms. Saeger-Panik for the many hours she invested to the design and construction to ensure the project’s success.
The photos below are the newly renovated spaces–you can tell that they are lived-in and loved by the teachers and students!
SCHRADERGROUP Partners with Upper Merion Area School District Administration to Provide Saint Joseph University’s Education Doctorate Program with a Tour of Gulph Elementary School
SCHRADERGROUP (SG)’s Managing Partner, David Schrader, was proud to assist in a presentation and group tour of the Upper Merion Area School District (UMASD)’s Gulph Elementary School. The tour was provided for the Saint Joseph University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Administration.
SG is proud of the opportunity to share the incredible school that UMASD has built as an example of how inspiring learning environments can make a difference in education today. Gulph Elementary School is an excellent example of how the collaboration between a School District and a design team can result in transformative facilities to support next generation learning processes.
You can learn more about UMASD’s schools, Caley and Gulph Elementary Schools here.
The SCHRADERGROUP (SG) team exhibits at this year’s NSBA Conference in Philadelphia
The SCHRADERGROUP (SG) team exhibits at this year’s National School Board Association Conference in Philadelphia.
SG team members, David Schrader, Bruce Bachtle, Harry Pettoni and Danielle Hoffer, attended this year’s NSBA Conference held in Philadelphia, PA. The team was happy to see familiar faces representing so many of our local clients. It was also great to have the opportunity to speak to so many School Board members representing school districts from across the nation.
We hope to see all of you again next year!
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 is Exhibiting at the NSBA Conference in Philadelphia
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) will be exhibiting at the 2019 NSBA Conference from March 30th through April 1st.
“The NSBA Annual Conference & Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders at a time when domestic policies and global trends are combining to shape the future of the students. Join us in Philadelphia for a robust offering of over 250 educational programs, including three inspirational general sessions that will give you new ideas and tools to help drive your district forward.”
The SG team hopes to have the opportunity to meet many of you who will be attending the NSBA conference. We welcome the opportunity to discuss contributions we might make to enhance your communities and to help you develop twenty-first century learning environments.
The conference is located at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can find more information about the conference and can register here. Don’t forget to visit SCHRADERGROUP at booth 526.
You can also read more about our K-12 learning environments here.
Newly Renovated Palmyra Area School District Middle School gets a Facelift and Upgraded Energy-Efficiency Systems
Responding to significant enrollment growth over the past ten years, the Palmyra Area School District is proactively approaching and enhancing the student experience. Addressing numerous facility deficiencies at the Middle School, the District recently finished a two-phase, multi-year addition and renovation process. Much of the process was completed using a GESA process (Guaranteed Energy Savings Act) administered through Reynolds Energy Solutions.
Phase one focused on modernizing all of the energy-consuming systems and equipment within the building. Reynolds Energy Solutions provided new mechanical, plumbing and electrical upgrades with SG providing finish and ADA upgrades to the existing building. By replacing decades-old equipment, fixtures, and lights, the Middle School is now poised for operational efficiency in the coming years.
Other upgrades during phase one included architecturally new or upgraded materials to hallways, classrooms, ADA upgrades, roof replacement, window replacements and exterior restoration throughout the entire school.
Phase two addressed the District’s physical/spatial needs by adding twelve classrooms, small-group instruction space, a faculty room, and new toilet rooms. The cafeteria was modernized and expanded to include an outdoor dining area. Several rooms within the existing building were reconfigured to function programmatically with the District’s current and growing needs. Finally, the Administrative suite received an organizational facelift including a new secure entrance portal.
Renovations to the remainder of the existing School also included: New bleachers for the existing gymnasium, floor leveling of the existing band room to meet ADA, conversion of large group instruction classroom into two new classrooms, replacement of all existing exterior doors, new signage throughout the school, elevator upgrades to meet current codes and new secure front entrance vestibule.
SG is proud of our partnership with the Palmyra Area School District and Reynolds Energy Solutions and excited to continue working with them on several other building modernization projects.
Check out our other K-12 projects 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.