This project consisted of renovations to convert a former Junior/Senior High School (Kishacoquillis High School) constructed in 1952 into a K-5 elementary center. The building has a capacity of 875 pupils, and was internally reconfigured into two independent schools: a K-3 primary; and 4-5 intermediate elementary.
Former industrial arts shops were converted into an early childhood education center, with additional internal reconfiguration to convert other secondary specialty spaces such as science labs, business labs, locker rooms, etc., into elementary classrooms. Undertaken with limited funding, the project was structured to maximize state PlanCon Aid, with over 50% of the projects cost being provided by the State of Pennsylvania. A design led ESCO project, as envisioned by McKissick Associates, provided $2.1 million in additional funding.
Architectural renovations included asbestos abatement, roof replacement (white EPDM roofing), window replacement, ADA accessibility including new elevator, reconstruction of kitchen and food services areas, relocation of administration offices, and an adjacent health suite. Mechanical renovations included conversion of the building from oil fired steam to propane fired condensing boilers, hot water heating with fan coil classroom units, and rooftop energy recovery ventilation equipment. A partial lighting replacement also occurred as part of the overall energy savings package.