Client: Chartiers Valley Middle School
Architecture Firm: IKM Architecture
Contractor: PJ Dick
Engineers: Gateway Engineers, Keystone Structural Solutions, Tower Engineering
Photographer: IKM Architecture/Adam Warner
Affiliated Architect: BLRB Architects
Brought to life by its students and faculty, the new middle school gives educators the right tool to prepare students for the next phase of their secondary education. The design is organized into small learning communities that allow educators to embrace multi-disciplinary collaboration and create an entirely new paradigm for students. Applied engineering programs, fine arts and family & consumer sciences once located down back halls and out of the ebb and flow now live in the central core of the facility. Greater transparency exposes students to the district’s unique educational offerings and encourages enrollment in maker-based programs that are the cornerstone of the district’s emphasis on project-based learning.