High School (Shaler HS)

Shifting student population within a school district can sometimes require the standard grade groupings for school buildings to be reorganized in order to maintain proper building capacities.

The Shaler Area School District decision to relocate its ninth grade program back to the Shaler Area High School building accompanied the opportunity to renew the building through a comprehensive building renovation and expansion. Read More

Multiple building additions totaling 37,000 sq. ft. added classrooms, an auxiliary gymnasium, and an expanded dining area for the cafeteria. Infrastructural, technology, and interior finish updates were designed for the building’s 279,000 sq. ft. of existing space.

A major emphasis of the project was the consolidation and expansion of the high school’s science instruction spaces, nearly doubling the space for the science program. The special design needs of the Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Earth / Space and Physics were addressed. The expanded science labs and classrooms occupy the majority of space provided in a new three story classroom addition.

The renovation / additions project was constructed in nine phases over an 18 month period to allow the building to continue to serve students during construction.