William Allen High School - The "Face" of Education

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mitch Miller, AIA, CCS had two goals in mind when he began specifications for the new four-story Ninth Grade Center for his alma mater, William Allen High School: LEED® Certification and showcasing Canary pride. Miller turned to TRENWYTH® by Oldcastle to accomplish both.

Using TRENWYTH ASTRA-GLAZE SW+®, Miller was able to color match the school mascot's signature blue, creating a striking exterior and encouraging school spirit while also attaining Silver LEED certification. ASTRA-GLAZE SW+ by TRENWYTH contributes to LEED credits in recycled content, energy efficiency and regional production.

The state-of-the-art 107,000 square foot facility is designed to host the high school's 800+ ninth graders and contribute to the ever growing school community. With a modern design that includes a completely green vegetated roof, the Ninth Grade Center represents a giant leap into the future for the largest school in Allentown, PA.

Architect Firm: USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers
Principal Architect: Armand Christopher, Jr., AIA
Project Manager: James Petro, AIA, CDT
Associate/Director of Specification: Mitch Miller, AIA, CCS
General Contractor: Alvin H. Butz
Masonry Contractor: Eshbach Brothers
Project Team: Joy Cohen, AIA, CDT; Eric Delong, AIA; Nathan Fehnel; Ray Boyce, CDT; Severine Rennie, LEED, AP