Mt. Lebanon Senior High School | Addition and Renovation

Mt. Lebanon, PA

The previous Mt. Lebanon High School was built in 6 pieces between 1928 and 1972 and is over 700 ft long and 6 stories in height on a very complex site. In need of a renovation and addition, the District hired CFB and OWP/P for this team’s knowledge of 21st century educational initiatives, like project based learning and technology enhanced learning environments, as well as the team’s architectural skill necessary to deal with an extremely complex property and project. Keeping this large and complex high school for 2,000 students open during construction is a challenge.

The design involves keeping a piece of the original 1928 building on Cochran Road which is near and dear to the hearts of many residents of Mt. Lebanon. Various other pieces of the building will be demolished and reconstructed as the construction progresses. A new educational wing is being built across the back of the site starting from South to North. No part of the new school will be higher than three stories when the project is finished.

The 440,000 SF addition and renovation will house 60 new classrooms, project studios, three gymnasiums, an 8-lane swimming pool, a 1,600-seat auditorium, a 350-seat theater, food court, learning commons and six tennis courts.

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