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K-12 Education
State College Area School District - District Wide Facilities Master Plan - Phase 1

Expansion of three elementary schools to increase enrollment capacity from 400 to 500 students at each campus. Projects include:

Mount Nittany Elementary - Construction of a 1- and 2-story building on a 5-acre site.  The school provides three kindergarten rooms, 18 flexible classrooms, two special education rooms, art and music, library/media center, nurse's office, administration, guidance and faculty space.  An all-purpose room doubles as both a gym and kitchen/cafeteria with stage.

Ferguson Township Elementary - Renovations and additions to replace an aging school, with much of the original building ultimately being demolished.  Work was phased while the school continued to operate.  Scope included renovation of a 1930's wing and replacement of the existing gym, classrooms, kitchen, art and music rooms, and administrative offices.

Gray's Woods Elementary - Addition housing four classrooms and support space.   Constructed of masonry walls with a brick facade.  MEP systems were tied into the school's existing infrastructure.  Additional parking and site development on the 15-acre lot were also provided.

The Mount Nittany and Ferguson Township projects are pursuing LEED Gold certification. Significant green features include: energy efficient utilities and control systems, including geothermal heating and cooling systems; high performance glazing and sunshades; rainwater management; use of certified wood, regional materials, and materials with recycled content; and construction waste management.

The Construction Management Association’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter awarded the Mount Nittany and Ferguson Township projects their Project of the Year Award in the K-12 Construction over $20 million category. 


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