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  • Oswayo Valley School Renovation & Addition
  • Oswayo Valley School Renovation & Addition
  • Oswayo Valley School Renovation & Addition

Oswayo Valley School Renovation & Addition

K-12

Elementary School Renovation & Addition

Oswayo Valley School District

This small, rural school district in north central Pennsylvania consists of two facilities—an Elementary school and a Secondary school. Enrollments per grade vary from 26 to 76, creating a challenge in the flexible use of space. Because of very limited financial resources, the solutions had to be as cost-effective as possible.

After analyzing the building’s shortcomings and physical needs, a list of priorities such as window replacement, boiler replacement, re-plumbing, rewiring, and asbestos abatement were established. The facility was then organized into three sections: Early Childhood (K-1st); Primary (2nd & 3rd); and Elementary (4th & 5th) to correspond to the current and revised curriculum. Each area was buffered by one or more “swing classrooms” to accommodate enrollment changes. The sixth grade was relocated to the secondary building to create a Middle School (grades 6—8). Common areas were organized in the center of the building, adjacent to the administrative addition. A variety of safety and security issues were incorporated into the redesign of the site circulation and building entrances and appropriate educational technology was integrated into all areas.

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