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Watkins architect, architecture, hospital architecture, school architecture, architecture renovation, architecture design, architecture firm, Eco-friendly architecture, energy efficient architectureLooking for an architecture firm to handle your educational project? Whether it be a renovation or a completely new building, Watkins Architect has the expertise to provide you with complete educational architectural services. We have assisted many schools, universities and colleges in and around Schuylkill Haven PA, State College PA and Reading PA with our architectural and interior design services.

 

Our team of experienced architects and interior designers have worked on educational projects such as:

  • College Apartment Buildings
  • Additions at Community Colleges and Universities
  • Day Care Centers
  • Schools
  • Academies

If you need experienced architects for your educational project, whether it be for a new school or a campus building, Watkins Architect is here to help! We strive to provide the best customer service as well as architectural services around. Contact us today to discuss further. Explore our portfolio below to see examples of our educational work.


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Penn State Schuylkill: Nittany Apartments V — Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, PA

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Watkins Architect was pleased to be the Penn State Schuylkill project architect for the $4 million residence hall that opened in August 2010. The 30,000 SF new apartment building includes 12 apartment units with 72 beds, student lounge, laundry facilities, public restrooms and a student life office. The project is LEED-Silver certified.

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Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Allied Health Building

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Located in Newtown PA, we provided a three-story addition, called the Allied Health Building, to the Hicks Art Building at Bucks County Community College. This 12,000 SF building contains nursing labs, complete with a six-bed Hospital Training Unit, Radiology Training with control and dark rooms, faculty offices, classrooms and a 90-person lecture hall. Contextual elements of the existing Hicks Art Building, as well as other structures on campus, have been incorporated into the design in order to form a cohesive final product. The east facade serves as a visual “entrance” to campus and the portion of the building adjacent to the existing structure serves as a circulation space, both within and through the building.

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Alvernia University, Francis Hall

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Located in Reading PA, we provided architectural services for a 2-story 15,300 SF housing facility. Services were provided in a design/build format. Further services were provided for various fit-out and renovation projects as requested.

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Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Education Centre

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Located in Reading PA, we provided analysis and documentation of the existing building and surrounding site in order to design an addition and renovations for the 50,000 SF building. The facility features a 12,000 SF auditorium/conference center, which can be divided into eight smaller meeting rooms, with a commercial kitchen that serves up to 1,000 people. Additional spaces include 20 Head Start and Early Intervention classrooms, a transportation office and a bus driver lounge.

“After” photos by Patrick Neenan

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Growing Hearts Early Childhood Education Center

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Located in Fleetwood PA, the new 13,000 SF preschool is anticipating LEED-NC Platinum Certification and incorporates a number of environmentally-friendly design elements. These design elements include maximized use of natural light, fluorescent fixtures with optimized energy performance; rapidly renewable cork flooring and carpet with a backing that contains 76% post-consumer materials; Eco-Spec paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Energy Star rated appliances; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood; high recycled content building materials; reduced impervious cover; highly reflective roofing and site/tree design to minimize heat island effect; water use reduction, energy use reduction and many other environmentally-friendly design elements.

Berks Catholic High School

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Two story addition and renovation to the existing school including a new auditorium balcony, new cafeteria, 6 classrooms, learning center, conference rooms and proposed new turf field. Berks Catholic is located in Reading PA.

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BCCC Gateway/Welcome Entrance

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Located in Newtown PA, we provided master planning/conceptual design of site upgrades to the vehicular entrances to campus and exterior area adjacent to the Gateway Center including signage, pedestrian walkways, lighting, sculpture garden, water features and an amphitheater.

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LCTI Diesel Lab Addition

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Located in Schnecksville PA, we designed the 4,800 SF addition to the technical school including two classrooms, bathrooms, lounge, offices and two educational tear-down rooms for transmissions, engines, etc.

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LCTI Transportation Center

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Located in Schnecksville PA, we designed the 4,600 SF addition to the existing technical school including a two-bay educational garage, bathrooms, two classrooms and a climate-controlled truck driving simulator room.

 

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Spring Valley Church of God Victory Christian Academy

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Located in Temple PA, we provided master planning and design of a new 24,000 SF addition to the existing church/school facility. The addition will primarily be used by the K-12 Christian school with spaces that include a full-size high school gymnasium/fellowship hall with theatrical stage, commercial kitchen, youth sanctuary, classrooms, school offices, conference room, outside play area and miscellaneous support spaces.

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BCCC Library Elevator Lobby Renovations

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Located in Newtown PA, we designed BCCC Library renovations including lending library shelving, recycling center, bulletin boards, laptop work counters, lighting, ceiling upgrades and student art display.

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Brandywine Heights Area School District, Maintenance Building

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Located in Mertztown PA, we provided planning and design for a 3,844 SF storage and maintenance building, which includes Maintenance Storage, Athletics Storage and Educational Storage. Exterior finishes were selected to coordinate with the adjacent school.

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Empire Education Group Pottsville School

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Located in Pottsville PA, we provided the interior fit-out and façade renovation for the new flagship school anchored with the corporation office. The new school is 8,000 SF and includes three lab classrooms, hair cutting station classroom, pedicure stations, hair drying stations, student lounge, teacher lounge, offices and support spaces.


Other Educational Design Projects

  • Fleetwood Christian Day School — Fleetwood, PA
  • Minersville Area School District, Classroom Renovations — Minersville, PA
  • Montgomery County Community College, Computer Science Center Expansion — Blue Bell, PA
  • Muhlenberg College — Allentown, PA
  • UTI Technical Institute — Exton, PA