Strawberry Mansion High School
School District of Philadelphia
Renovations to this 300,000 SF high school were extensive. Interior architectural renovations resulted in a new library, computer lab, and culinary arts classrooms, as well as upgrades to standard classrooms, auditorium, and common areas. Engineering upgrades were made to MEP systems. Improvements also included masonry repairs and window replacement, as well as modifications to achieve ADA compliance.
A key element of the renovation was the creation of a Culinary Arts Suite to provide Career and Technical Education for cooking and restaurant service. BWA evaluated the school building to determine an appropriate space for the suite and designed a state of the art kitchen, (which required extensive utility services), skill lab and dining area.