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Philip’s Academy

Philip’s Academy Charter School opened in 2016 serving 435 students from kindergarten through fifth grade in two different buildings. The new 63,000 sf building enables Philip’s Academy to operate a single campus for 675 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The building is three stories in height featuring an interior courtyard, basketball court, and several rooftop play areas.

The composite steel framed structure provided an efficient and cost-effective solution to supporting the new school. Close coordination was necessary to complete the undulating facade effect. To create the 10-foot overhang at the building’s entrance, gravity braced frames were used to create this column free area. To maximize all available space, the low roof was designed for rooftop play areas. Acoustics and vibrations were also critical to the occupied spaces below the rooftop play area.

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Philip’s Academy Charter School, Building Hope, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture




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