Strafford, PA

Woodlynde School

B&F was retained by Woodlynde School following the completion of their Master Plan, acting as a strong advocate through design, municipal approvals, and construction during the pandemic shutdown. Despite these challenges, the completed Student Commons building is a state-of-the-art addition to Woodlynde's campus.

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Project TypeNew Construction, Renovation, Food Service Facility
Construction Cost$8 Million
Project Size15,000 Square Feet
ArchitectBohlin Cywinski Jackson
BuilderW. S. Cumby

State-of-the-Art Student Commons for a World Class Education

Advocating through Design and Approvals

After guiding Woodlynde through a successful architect selection process, B&F also supported the School when a setback related to a the removal of an underground storage tank. The paperwork, which was from several decades prior, did not meet current standards. B&F helped Woodlynde manage an extensive testing period to prove that the site had no lingering contamination issues and that financing could be secured without any encumbrance.

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Pandemic Shutdown

Construction began in 2019 and was midway through the project when the pandemic hit. We worked collaboratively with Woodlynde's team to get special approvals to allow construction to proceed and to manage the new regulations put into place.

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A Fully Integrated Campus

Despite these challenges. the team persevered, and the project resulted in an incredible new Student Commons building. The building program includes a new kitchen and dining facility, additional classrooms and faculty offices, three new learning specialist suites, new music and innovation studios, four new outdoor learning areas, and reconfiguration of the school's grounds into a fully integrated campus that reflects Woodlynde's standing as one of the nation's leading college-prep schools for students who learn differently.

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