Student and Campus Community FacilitiesStudent Life Facilities
Bangor High School: Auditorium
This 27,200 square foot project consisted of the construction of a two-story auditorium building addition, with associated paved parking lots, utilities and underground stormwater management facility.
Cedar Crest College: Auditorium
Cedar Crest College: Black Box Theater
Cedar Crest College: Dining Commons
Skepton Construction served as Construction Manager in the renovation of this existing 6,000 square foot dining facility located in Tompkins Hall at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. This project was constructed while classes were in session in a fully occupied building. This $800,000 renovation incorporated high-end finishes including ACG wood panel ceilings, Nanawall glass folding partitions, Terrazzo floors and a European style 360-degree fireplace.
Cedar Crest College: Residence Hall
Central Bucks South High School: Auditorium
Skepton Construction was hired by the Central Bucks School District to build a new high school at their 79-acre site. The project included many unique features and innovations such as centrally located support facilities including cafeteria, art, family and consumer service and industrial technology, 2 gymnasiums, an 8-lane competition pool that accommodates 500 spectators, an 800-seat auditorium with full fly gallery and a full-service shared media center.
State-of-the-art equipment and attractive, well-organized interiors facilitate study, athletic and performing arts endeavors. The media center offers ample study space at computer workstations, team tables and study carrels. Tall windows and clerestories provide abundant light. Interior design features inspired by local architectural vernacular, like heavy timber ceilings and brick walls, furnish visual interest and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Building materials include brick, precast detailing and heavy timber elements.
Northeast Middle School Auditorium
Skepton Construction was hired for this 3-phase project to replace the existing Northeast Middle School with a new, 165,000 sq. ft. middle school. The existing middle school building remained operational while the new building was being constructed.
Shawnee Middle School (Easton)
Spanning multiple phases, Skepton Construction was contracted to expand the existing middle school from 174,000 square feet to 549,000 square feet to house 5th – 8th-grade levels. Highlights of the project include a 1750-seat auditorium, a 3000-seat gymnasium, a television studio and kitchen facilities.
Upper Dublin High School
This project consisted of 3 phases in order to keep the students on campus and in portions of the existing building and new additions as construction progressed.
Phase one of the project included the athletic wing and was completed in December 2009. This area consisted of the main gymnasium with seating for 1,500 spectators, a natatorium with a 10 lane, 35-meter swimming pool and expanded balcony seating area, an auxiliary gymnasium, a weight training/fitness room, a wrestling room, and trainer/team rooms in the locker area.
Phase two of the project included the academic wing and was completed in January 2011. The academic wing featured full wireless access, 45 classrooms with interactive whiteboards, a media center/library, a guidance suite with administrative offices, expanded science lab facilities and a state-of-the-art technology forum room for large group instruction and video conferencing.
Phase three of the project included the auditorium and visual/performing arts wing and was completed in August 2012. This area consisted of the auditorium, a black box theater, rehearsal areas for the band, chorus, and orchestra, performing arts classrooms, a television studio, and administration offices.
The new school features enhanced music spaces, enlarged performing-arts facilities, expanded science labs, an expanded swimming pool facility, additional physical education facilities, up-to-date technology, greater safety and improved heating and cooling systems.
The project achieved LEED-Gold certification in lieu of the projected Silver. Green features include a geothermal system with 305 wells 400 feet deep, heat recovery units, lighting control with occupancy sensors, reflective coating on the roofs and 3-inch sprayed insulation on the exterior walls.
Skepton Construction demolished the former high school to make way for the new high school and recycled materials. Concrete-related waste was crushed on site and used as fill and to construct the new building pad.