Whether new construction or adaptive reuse of existing facilities, our approach to K-12 projects puts student-centered learning at the heart of our work.
As one of the region’s leading firms in K-12 architecture, we’ve helped school districts like yours develop facilities that are effective, efficient and exquisite. In fact, we’ve partnered with nearly 100 school districts in Pennsylvania. For our clients, that means experience, through and through, at every phase of the project.
Aside from a 1998 addition, Baldwin High School had been untouched since 1939. An icon situated on a main South Hills artery, the award-winning renovation was completed over five phases in three years to allow for safe and continued operation of the building. The project included significant renovation of the wings containing the existing gym, auditorium, library and more, along with the construction of a three-story curvilinear addition integrated with the original wings, housing classrooms, science labs, special program and work areas and more. Expanded athletic facilities include a larger gymnasium, natatorium, and additional educational spaces. Care was taken to source materials from the Pittsburgh area while bringing project in under budget.
– Lawrence C. Korchnak, Superintendent
When more than 500 students, kindergarten through second grade, stream through the doors of Avonworth Primary Center, they’re welcomed by bright, airy ‘neighborhoods’ in the classroom wings and common spaces that spark imaginations. Planned to be health environment from start to finish, the facility was constructed with sustainable site design, building practices and water/energy systems, and features CO2 monitors throughout for improved air quality.
– Thomas W. Ralston, Superintendent
Since middle school is a time of intellectual, physical and social development, Freeport Middle School was designed to promote this growth among students. Each grade level is housed in its own neighborhood of classrooms, with central access core areas, along with computer lab, science and special education rooms. Designed using green principles including sustainable site design techniques, efficient energy systems, local materials and high indoor environmental quality, the building is oriented to take advantage of the use of natural ventilation and daylighting.
In 1971, the Mercer County Career Center was just an idea. HHSDR helped bring it to life and since 1972, it’s been home to thousands of burgeoning careers. Ever since, we’ve been a partner, side by side, through alterations, roofing, site studies, environmental improvements, renovations, improved existing programmatic spaces and more. Though today’s curriculum is different than it was at its inception, the facility now proudly houses 18 vocational programs and a capacity for more than 800 students.