School District of Springfield Township, Enfield K-2 Early Learning Center Recognized as Outstanding Project in Learning By Design’s Spring 2021 Issue
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is proud to announce that our recently completed project, the School District of Springfield Township’s Enfield K-2 Early Learning Center, has been recognized as an Outstanding Project in Learning By Design’s Spring 2021 issue.
Each year, Learning By Design showcases the very best in the educational design and construction market. The award-winning magazine is published three times a year and regularly recognizes the nation’s top K-12 and higher education projects and architecture firms.
SG is excited to have yet another project featured in this prestigious magazine. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the School District of Springfield Township (SDST) and are honored to have this wonderful facility featured in this issue.
Faced with a growing population and following studies of potential options, SDST elected to create a new Early Learning Center for grades K-2 for their district. SCHRADERGROUP worked with the District and community to create this 105,000 SF facility nestled into a sloping site with a courtyard in the center. The learning resource center and STEAM program is located at the core of the facility and the evening public-use spaces are to the front. The academic clusters radiate from the learning resource center around the courtyard. Creative configuration of the classroom clusters allows the building to climb the hillside of the site while including a quiet contemplative courtyard nestled into the classroom clusters. The courtyard is designed to enhance outdoor learning opportunities.
The exterior material and building masses are residential in character to work with the surrounding neighborhood. Colors, building heights and masses, and rooflines are all carefully calibrated to reduce the scale of the facility from all street views.
You can view the Spring 2021 issue of Learning By Design here.
Learn more about the Enfield K-2 Early Learning Center here. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility will take place later this month!
SG is proud to have partnered with Springfield Township School District. Learn more about this amazing school district here.
SCHRADERGROUP Ranked in Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms of 2020
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is proud to have been ranked #274 in Architectural Record’s Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms of 2020.
Architectural Record is a monthly publication dedicated to architecture and interior design. Their yearly Top 300 lists are ranked by revenue for architectural services performed in 2019.
This is the first year SG has made this prestigious list, and we look forward to moving up in the rankings in the future!
Learn more about SG’s projects here.
View Architectural Record’s Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms of 2020 here.
SCHRADERGROUP Ranked in Building Design+Construction Magazine’s 2020 Giants 400 Report
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is proud to have been ranked in nine categories in Building Design+Construction Magazine’s 2020 Giants 400 Report. Most notably, SG has ranked in the top 100 firms for six categories: Top Architecture/Engineering Firms, Schools, Public Safety, Sports Facilities, University Facilities and Local Government Buildings.
The BD+C 2020 Giants 400 Report ranks the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms in commercial construction, by revenue and market segment. More than 480 architecture, engineering and construction firms participated in this year’s annual report with 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.
SCHRADERGROUP ranked #85 in the Top Architecture/ Engineering Firms category, #49 in Schools (PK-12, public, private, charter, military), #46 in Public Safety/ Justice Facilities, #89 in Sports Facilities/ Stadiums/ Recreational Facilities, #91 in University/ College Facilities and #89 in Local Government Buildings.
Learn more about SG’s projects here.
View the BD+C 2020 Giants 400 Report here.
SCHRADERGROUP Ranks Number 38 in Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms in Business
SCHRADERGROUP is really excited to have ranked #38 in Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms in Business.
Architect Magazine is “The journal of the American Institute of Architects, Architecture for Architects.”
You can check out the rest of the Top 50 list here.
SCHRADERGROUP Receives an Outstanding Design Award in American School + University Magazine
SCHRADERGROUP (SG)’s Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School project received an Outstanding Design award from American School & University magazine in this Educational Interiors Showcase August issue.
“The nation’s school and university administrators, as well as education architects, turn to American School & University for how-to features, insight, industry exclusive reports and research on the planning, design, construction, retrofit, operations, maintenance, security and management of education facilities. AS&U’s mission is to continue serving as the voice of the industry – not just reporting events, but also helping to shape the rapidly growing and evolving education facilities and business market. AS&U delivers important insight to today’s decision makers.”
The Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School is located in Phoexniville Area School District in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The building was opened in 2017 and is a source of pride for the School District.
The new 152,000 SF Early Learning Center and Elementary School is designed to support two specific grade structures in a “school within a school” format: K-1 in an Early Learning Center, and 2-5 as an Elementary School. The building design promotes essentially every space in the facility as learning space. In addition to providing specific spaces for individual, small-, medium- and large-group learning, spaces traditionally used as corridors or hallways are designed to function as connectors and additional learning spaces.
SG takes great pride in the partnership it has with Phoenixville Area School District to provide such innovative learning environments for the students of the community.
Read more about the PASD school here.
You can read the issue online here.
SCHRADERGROUP’s Bristol Township School District Projects Featured in Sherwin William’s STIR® Magazine
SCHRADERGROUP (SG)’s Bristol Township School District (BTSD) Brookwood, Mill Creek and Keystone Elementary Schools are featured in Sherwin William’s STIR® magazine (special issue 2018.)
STIR magazine is…
“…the resource that explores the connection between color and cutting-edge design. It examines the many facets of color to help you bring a fresh perspective to your work. STIR® is a print magazine and email newsletter for design professionals.”
In the article, SG’s Managing Partner, David Schrader, describes how the finishes in these newly constructed BTSD elementary schools are used to create an environment that is brighter, lighter, exciting and stimulating to the students using them.
The spaces in these massive buildings are broken up using colors and shapes that act as wayfinding tools for the users of the building. All three schools share the same floor plan but each school has a different unique color palette of its own. The hues chosen for the schools is soft-toned to create a calming effect on children.
SG’s goal for these buildings was to create an inviting and beautiful environment that the District and its children are proud of—and the reception of these learning environments has been extremely positive.
Learn more about the Bristol Township School District Elementary Schools here.
You can read this whole magazine issue on the web here.