Size: 45,000 SF
Client: William Penn Charter School
Architect: BLT Architects

The new William Penn Charter Middle School stands as a stage for excellence in education. The construction of this two-story, state-of-the-art building initiated an entire campus infrastructure upgrade including a significant amount of sitework and landscaping, new tennis courts, playing field upgrades, and storm water management improvements. Comprehensive in scope, the Middle School consists of all necessary aspects of a modern school facility, from science and technology classrooms to a general assembly amphitheater.

The building’s entry, marked by a tall stair tower, is framed by three blocks of classrooms. Its exterior materials, Wissahickon schist and natural slate, complement the adjacent main building, yet still give the Middle School an independent identity.

Most of the building’s classrooms are sized for flexible use by a maximum of 16 students. The rooms have generously sized windows, perforated pull-down window shades, two walls devoted to visual display boards, and soft, indirect light. One wall of each classroom has built-in storage and a work counter that serves as a resource center.

“Against all odds INTECH finished our new Middle School ahead of schedule. They showed the difference between a dedicated construction company and the rest. Now we have a wonderful building filled with enthusiastic teachers and students.”

Hal S. Davidow CFO William Penn Charter School

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