Transforming an entire campus.
The Shipley School retained Becker & Frondorf in 2007 to guide them through a Master Plan that would transform their campus.
And when the economy stalled in 2008, we helped re-evaluate that plan. The school decided to shift priorities and move forward by starting on the proposed second phase of the Master Plan.
The $11 million Athletic Facilities project included the demolition of an apartment building, the creation of several acres of artificial turf athletic fields, and the construction of a multi-functional structure, designed by architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which included a parking deck, six tennis courts, and a Maintenance Facility.
Phase II involved the construction of the 28,000 sq. ft. Shipley Commons and Art Center, designed by MGA Partners, that features a new dining facility, art and music classrooms, and a “Gray Box” Theater. This project is certified LEED Silver by the US Green Building Counsel (USBGC) and houses a solar-powered photovoltaic array on the roof, the first installation in Lower Merion County!
The next major transformation centered around the series of renovations to the Old Main building and included converting the former dining facility into a new library and media lab, the Learning and Research Center.
Shipley has also invited Becker & Frondorf to manage an Athletic Locker Room renovation, a major campus-wide signage program to follow in the school’s rebranding efforts, a theater renovation, and the planning of other future phases. Including the current construction of the new squash center and indoor rowing facilities.