“Back to School.” For many of us, the phrase was the bane of our existence growing up because it meant that summer was coming to an end. Nowadays, it’s a sore subject for entirely different reasons. Though when the students of Uwchlan Hills Elementary School head back to class, they will have a brand spanking new facility to call home.
D.L. Howell & Associates worked with the Downingtown Area School District and KCBA Architects to secure approvals from Uwchlan Township and the Chester County Conservation District. The project scope involved the demolition of the existing elementary school (sans children) and construction of a new 48,225 square foot elementary school. Access drives, parking areas, and the school bus loading loop were all reconfigured to accommodate the new design. Improvements were also made to Peck Road to create a center turning lane, allowing safer and easier access for vehicles entering and exiting the school. Construction was phased to allow the new building to be erected as the existing school was still in operation. Needless to say, this process was simplified over the past few months as classes were suspended due to extenuating circumstances.
Please enjoy this video of the project taken from Denny’s private helicopter.