Project profile: Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Apr 30, 2012

Youth United for Change was instrumental in charging the School District of Philadelphia to create a smaller high school that would encourage students to graduate. Coupled with this request was their desire for “a green school” that would provide a bright, healthy learning environment.

The site posed many challenges. Extremely long and narrow, it was bordered by a noisy elevated transit line.

From the beginning, the Design Team concentrated on making the building as transparent and inviting as possible.
(2012 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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