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