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   318 PENN AVENUE | SCRANTON PA 18503

   570 961 2385

Education project:

THE SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

Project DETAILS :

Type:

Education

Client:

City of Scranton

Favorably bid at 9 percent under budget, the new Scranton High School is a testament to how a coordinated effort can result in a cost-effective design without compromising quality. Programmed for 1,800 students, this 288,000 square feet of steel, masonry and glass is organized along a concourse that leads students to and from the major academic and extracurricular components of the school. This linear arrangement is in response to site conditions and lends itself to a unique order of spaces.

The new school sits on a hill that overlooks the districts existing Memorial Stadium. The continuous curve of the building gestures toward the stadium and embraces the site. This helps create a large campus atmosphere in a very urban part of the city. The enclosing of space serves as a buffer for the site from the adjacent expressway. Its location at the intersection of three major thoroughfares positions the new high school as a very prominent building at one of the city’s main points of entry. While the building’s entrance faces the campus, the east and south elevations are most prominent.