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The Shipley School in Pennsylvania

Aug 6, 2020

The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr

Design: MGA Partners

Location: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

The Shipley School Students Commons

The Shipley School, founded in 1894 as a girls’ residential college preparatory, has become a highly respected co-educational day school.

The Shipley School Students Commons

Located in a neighborhood of educational institutions, the Shipley School focuses its pre-K-12 mission on the development of the “whole child” through a balance of academic, athletic, and arts education.

The Shipley School Students Commons

In 2003, MGA Partners documented the physical circumstances of the campus and programmatic needs of the school in a Facilities Strategic Plan. This formed the basis for a Masterplan developed in 2005 through workshop collaboration with the Board of Trustees, Administration, and Faculty.

The Shipley School Students Commons

Combined, MGA developed a comprehensive Upper School program of space use optimization and enhanced departmental adjacencies, and a vision for integration of significant new buildings and campus planning initiatives that will enliven and unify the campus.

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The first significant project to be initiated from the Masterplan was a new 26,000 square foot building that replaces the existing dining facilities, provide art and music studios as well as a flexible-use gray box performance venue for use by Music and Theater. The new building redefines and shapes the existing lawn to become an important campus place.

The Shipley School Students Commons

The project also included renovating and adding to the historic original Old Main building to centralize the Resource Center, improve circulation and reconnect it to the campus green.

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By relocating tennis courts, new regulation playing fields are fit into a tight campus location allowing for dual seasonal use, soccer and field hockey in the fall, and baseball and softball in the spring. A new driveway and central campus loop resolves traffic problems by separating school bus from parent pickup /drop off cue locations.

The Shipley School Students Commons

A centralized pedestrian circulation path along with a new campus patio and terrace links outdoor venues with spatially defining buildings.

The Shipley School Students Commons

The Shipley School, Pennsylvania – Building Information

Project size: 37000 ft2
Site size: 37000 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 3

Architect: MGA Partners
Systems Engineer: H. F. Lenz
Owner’s Representative: Becker & Frondorf
Landscape Architect: Ground Reconsidered
Structural Engineer: Keast & Hood
Acoustics & AV: Acentech

The Shipley School Students Commons

Architectural Awards
Bronze Award for Design Excellence
AIA Pennsylvania

Award for Design Excellence
AIA Philadelphia

Historic Preservation Award
Go for the Green Award
Lower Merion Township

The Shipley School Students Commons

Photos: Halkin | Mason Photography

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