BSHM/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Team Selected to Design New Quaker Valley High School
“The new high school has the unique opportunity to leverage the site to create a place of civic pride within the community.”
– Patricia Culley, AIA
Associate Principal, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Following a competitive RFP process and public community presentation, the team of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and BHSM Architects was recently selected to design a new high school for the Quaker Valley School District in Leet Township, Pennsylvania. With a shared passion for creating healthy, innovative, and adaptive educational environments, the team is excited to work with Quaker Valley to create a transformative new place for students, faculty, and the community.
Our collective design experience in K-12 education, as well as higher education, workplace, and community-based design, will inform an architectural approach that delivers a variety of flexible and technology-enriched spaces for students supporting 21st Century Learning. Embedded in woodland, with sweeping views of the Leetsdale community and nearby Ohio River Valley, the project site offers a unique opportunity to engage with the surrounding landscape. Applying lessons-learned from our many LEED-certified, Living Building Challenge, and Net Zero projects will help us create healthy spaces that support student wellness.
The culmination of the architectural selection process is a significant milestone on the path to creating a new high school for the community; the Quaker Valley School District began studying the future needs of the school system in 2014, engaging hundreds of community members, through a variety of forums, to create a new school vision. Sitework could begin as early as 2022, with the new high school targeting occupancy in 2025.