B&F assisted The Shipley School with four phases of work over a decade, including a new LEED Silver Building and state-of-the-art squash and rowing facilities.
B&F's first assignment with The Shipley School was to lead the school through a comprehensive campus Master Planning process. When the school later purchased a large adjacent property, we helped them to re-evaluate their facilities strategy, shift priorities, and create a new Master Plan that provided a flexible framework for implementing a variety of independent projects as funds became available.
For over a decade, B&F worked with The Shipley School to successfully execute four phases ofwork. Phase I was an $11 million athletic facilities project that involved the demolition of an apartment building, the creation of artificial turf athletic fields, and the construction of a multi-functional structure that includes a parking deck, tennis courts, and a maintenance facility.
At our recommendation, storm water management facilities were installedto support future phases of campus development. Near the end ofPhase I, the School also asked Becker & Frondorf to manage a major campus-wide signage and rebranding program.
Phase II created the new 26,000-sqaure-foot, LEED Silver Shipley Commons in the heart of the campus that features art and music classrooms and a “gray box” theater. We negotiated the contract for its rooftop photovoltaic array, the first solar installation in Lower Merion County.
This phase also included the creation of a new dining hall in Shipley Commons, as well as renovations to the Old Main building to convert the former dining hall into a new Learning and Research Center.
Phase III involved locker room renovations and Phase IV construction created new state-of-the art squash courts and rowing center facilities.
Over a ten-year period, B&F worked with The Shipley School to thoughtfully plan and modernize their facilities to meet the needs of their students and continue their 125-year tradition of excellence.
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