Tag: Team News

SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes Our Newest Architectural Designer!

SCHRADERGROUP (SG) welcomes our new Architectural Designer, Tyler Corbley.

Tyler began his time with SG as a summer intern in 2017 and is now one of SG’s Architectural Designers. Following his summer internship, Tyler continued his studies at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and received his Bachelor’s degree of Architecture. He then pursued his Master’s degree of Architecture, graduating that spring.

During his time at PSU, Tyler was a teaching assistant educating architectural engineering students on concepts such as site analysis, digital drawing, modeling, program analysis, code analysis, precedent analysis, and design.

Tyler is passionate about creating new learning environments for schools, including his former school district, Council Rock School District, whom SG has programmed, planned and designed multiple facilities for.

Interested in joining the SG team? Check out available opportunities here.

SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes Our Newest Interior Designer!

SCHRADERGROUP (SG) welcomes our new Interior Designer, Kayla McCoy.

Kayla joins the SG team as a recent graduate of Jefferson University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture. During her experience at Jefferson University, she completed an Interior Architecture internship where she renovated interiors of exhibits, museums, community wellness centers, hospitals, homes and more.

She previously taught as an elementary teacher for three years educating first, fifth and Special Education students. Her passion for education has shifted to enhancing the learning environments she once taught in.

Kayla also brings a wealth of knowledge developing sustainable energy solutions for facilities. During her internship she designed interiors for environmental centers, where she utilized Photovoltaic Panels and Rainwater cisterns for her projects. Her environmentally friendly strategies provide SG with insight for projects pursuing LEED Certification standards.

The SG team looks forward to Kayla’s contribution to new learning environments for students.

Interested in joining the SG team? Check out available opportunities here.

SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes Our New Senior Designer!

SCHRADERGROUP (SG) extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Designer, William (Bill) S. Cox, CDT.

Bill joins the SG team with extensive knowledge in various sectors of design as he has years of experience as a Senior Building Designer with other architecture firms. He is well-versed in the design, coordination, and production of multi-discipline contract documents for educational, municipal, public safety, recreational/sports facilities and more.

Bill holds a CSI Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification, providing SG with credible construction document management knowledge and excels in total CADD design environments utilizing AutoCAD and Revit software.

Bill’s background and expertise in new construction and renovations for K-12, Public Safety and Judicial/Municipal facilities make him a valuable asset to SG’s projects.

Interested in joining the SG team?

Check out what opportunities are available at SG for you here.

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.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Operations Center. New facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.
Bristol Township School District, Mill Creek Elementary School. New learning facility in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.
Phoenixville Area School District, Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School. New facility in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.
Upper Merion Area School District, Gulph Elementary School. New learning facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.
Baltimore City Public Schools, Cherry Hill Elementary-Middle School. Renovations in Baltimore, Maryland.
Read more about the project here.
Dare-Tyrrell-Hyde Counties Regional Emergency Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center. New facility in Manteo, North Carolina.
Read more about the project here.
Willistown Township Police, Police Station. New facility in Willistown, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.

Council Rock School District, Holland Middle School. Additions and renovations in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the project here.

 

Learn more about our other project experience here or visit our current SG team page here.

SCHRADERGROUP Attends Hatboro-Horsham’s 2nd Annual “When I Grow Up” Career 2019 EXPO

SCHRADERGROUP (SG) attends Hatboro-Horsham School District’s (HHSD’s) 2nd Annual “When I Grow Up” Career Expo at Hallowell Elementary School to support K-12 students in discovering career interests of their own. This career event offers students and families a hands-on experience to engage with 60+ vendors and professionals from around the region. Professional participants provided activities, educational games and giveaways, giving children an opportunity to explore potential career paths.

SG’s Senior Project Manager and Educational Planner, Danielle V. Hoffer, was part of the design team for Hatboro-Horsham’s new Crooked Billet Elementary School to be completed in June 2020. For this year’s event, the students could relate with the project that they see in their community currently under construction with the drawings and images on display.

Mark Adamiak, one of SG’s Project Managers and former architectural educator, engaged students in a Virtual Reality model of Crooked Billet Elementary to “walk” participants through the building. Experiencing the design in a virtual spatial context provided the students a hands-on understanding of building designs and allows students to see how interesting architecture can be as a future career choice. Experienced X-box users were especially able to gain a better understanding with a medium their familiar with.

To further demonstrate a simpler example of an architect’s role, Mark used an analogy of Legos. He explained how Lego sets include an instructional manual to show users step-by-step how to build. As architects, our team creates the construction documents or an “instruction manual” that provides the contractor with step-by-step instructions on how to build a building.

The SG team is grateful for this experience and hopes to have provided students, and their parents, with a broader understanding of what an Architect does and the educational track to persue. Our team is proud to contribute to an opportunity for HHSD students to explore diverse career paths and hopefully spark inspiration in the fields of Architecture or Engineering.

Learn more about HHSD’s Crooked Billet Elementary School by clicking here.

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 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.