The initial phase of Germantown Academy’s Campus Plan entailed the rebuilding of their Middle and Upper Schools. The rebuild included spacious, well-equipped classrooms and supporting academic areas. New classroom wings were connected by a two-story all glass lobby wing containing a first floor reception area, a bookstore, and waiting areas. The new library occupies the second floor.
The outside of the new building is stone, providing a visual connection back to Germantown Academy’s history. The interiors are contemporary in their design and materials, reflecting the fast-moving pace of the technological world. The project addressed stormwater management issues in the Wissahickon watershed, and proposed ways of reducing flooding and improving water quality in the surrounding area. Germantown Academy achieved LEED Gold Certification, to become the first LEED-Certified building in Whitemarsh Township.