Cassandra Renninger joins VEBH Architects

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VEBH Architects is pleased to welcome Cassandra Renninger to our architectural design team.  Ms. Renninger joins VEBH with more than 18 years of planning and design experience that has accumulated working on some of the best learning environments, school buildings and facilities in Western Pennsylvania.

Ms. Renninger’s most recent work has included the planning and design for the expansion of the South Fayette High School to include a new 80,000 sf STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) wing which is beginning construction and a new Junior – Senior High School that is under construction in the Forest Hills School District.

Ms. Renninger is an accomplished educational planner, programmer and designer who works with educators to develop 21st Century learning spaces using the principals of student-centered design.  The new STEAM wing that she designed for South Fayette High School coined the “Innovation / Creativity Hub” includes a Fab Lab (Fabrication, Engineering & Manufacturing Lab), Blackbox / TV Studio, Media and Digital Arts classrooms, and collegiate inspired science labs.  Multiple Circular Design ‘KIVA’ spaces were designed for locations around the High School to support and promote student collaboration, problem solving and design in non-traditional spaces that includes floor to ceiling white boards that wrap the full perimeter.

Completed educational projects in Ms. Renninger’s portfolio include South Fayette Intermediate Elementary School, Moon Area High School, Quaker Valley’s Osborne and Edgeworth Elementary Schools, and the expansion and renovations to Pine-Richland High School and the new construction of Pine-Richland Eden Hall Upper Elementary School.  These projects were amongst those completed during her 13 years with Eckles Architecture & Engineering.

While at Eckles, Ms. Renninger worked with Daniel Engen, now a principal with VEBH, on several significant projects including Moon Area High School, the Elementary Schools for the Quaker Valley School District, and the acclaimed Eden Hall Upper Elementary School in the Pine-Richland School District.

Ms. Renninger joins VEBH as a senior associate.  She adds significant project management skills and design sensibilities.  She is a skilled designer with a strong working knowledge of Revit Architecture, a program that allows construction projects to be designed and documented three-dimensionally and in a manner that produces important visual tools and construction details.

Ms. Renninger is a LEED GA accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council with an up-to-date understanding of the most current green building practices and principles.  She earned her degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

VEBH Architects has a 70 year history designing education, healthcare, and other public building projects, including award-winning educational and healthcare facilities in the area.  VEBH’s most recent work includes the new Freedom Area Elementary School.  The firm is currently working with numerous school districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

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