Friends’ Central Upper and Lower Schools Wynnewood, Montgomery County, PA

Enhancing Learning Environments
Our firm has been privileged to provide a comprehensive range of services to the Friends’ Central Upper and Lower Schools, focusing on enhancing the campus environments and creating engaging spaces that foster learning, growth, and community.

Transforming the Upper School Core
In the heart of the Upper School, our team created a vibrant central green that serves as a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff. This open space encourages interaction, collaboration, and a sense of unity. To further define the campus and create a welcoming atmosphere, we designed distinctive entry gateways and transformed the graduation terrace, elevating the overall aesthetic appeal and functionality of these key areas.

Designing an Engaging Lower School Playground
For the Lower School, our team focused on creating an engaging playground that ignites imagination and encourages active play. The playground features multi-level equipment that challenges and entertains children of various ages and abilities. We also incorporated nature-play areas, allowing students to connect with the natural world and develop a sense of exploration and discovery.

Preserving Mature Trees and Enhancing the Campus Environment
Throughout the design process, our team placed a strong emphasis on preserving the mature trees that contribute to the character and beauty of the Friends’ Central campus. By carefully considering the placement of new features and amenities, we were able to maintain the existing tree canopy while still achieving the project’s goals. This approach not only enhances the visual appeal of the campus but also demonstrates our client’s as well as our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Our firm’s wide range of services, from conceptual design to implementation, has contributed to the continued enhancement of the Friends’ Central Upper and Lower Schools campus. By creating engaging spaces that promote learning, social interaction, and a connection to nature, we have helped to provide an environment that supports the school’s mission and enriches the educational experience for students of all ages.