Pre-K Thru 12

Pine-Richland School District

One result of the long range facilities master planning process completed by IDA for this Pennsylvania School District was the decision to construct a new (replacement) high school nearer the center of the District and to convert the existing high school for use as a neighborhood elementary school. IDA developed the educational specifications for the new high school project. After five years, IDA was again contracted to update the school facilities master plan and participate in an elementary redistricting study.

Millcreek Township Schools


IPA worked with local staff to prepare an initial long-range facilities master plan. After careful analyses of the demographic and enrollment trends for the district, thorough evaluation of the existing inventory of educational facilities and development of alternatives for capital improvement projects, it was determined that a new elementary school, a new middle school, and an addition to an existing middle school be constructed. These construction projects along with conversion of an existing middle school to accommodate elementary students and shifting attendance areas were recommended and approved by the Board in response to the district’s educational needs. Subsequently, IDA developed educational specifications for renovation of two secondary school buildings, a new middle school, and a new elementary school. The elementary school was designated as Apple Computer’s “Elementary School of the Future” and was the winner of the James D. MacConnell Award presented by the Council of Educational Facility Planners/International.