Ethan Allen Elementary School Renovation + Addition

School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia’s (SDP) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) identified the need to upgrade and replace critical building systems at Ethan Allen Elementary School. As a result of the initiative, an addition will consist of thirteen (13) classrooms and a gymnasium, a connecting corridor to the existing building, cafeteria, and kitchen renovation. It will also include other support spaces, such as storage, IT and janitorial closets, a strategically-placed elevator to improve building circulation, stair exits, an accessible exterior ramp, staff restrooms; and gym office, equipment and mechanical/electrical rooms.

The proposed design will incorporate a blended brick to complement the existing masonry façade while also portraying a more contemporary visual aesthetic. Renovations to the building will also require building envelope expertise to repair and restore the decorative Art Deco terra cotta tile. The Elementary School is a 3-story building constructed in 1920. Therefore, facade remediation, as well as removing the existing roof and drains, and assessing conditions on the auditorium roof will be addressed.

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