The Episcopal Academy

Newtown Square, PA

New Campus Program Management

In 2002 The Episcopal Academy purchased a 120-acre campus for the purpose of developing a new school.  The school’s enrollment base had shifted into the suburbs and its space needs had grown beyond its current location. The school hired B&D as development manager for this new campus and our scope of work entailed:  oversight of the programming and master planning process; coordination of the entitlements process; assistance with project financing and the disposition of current land assets; the engagement and management of designers, consultants, and contractors; and oversight of the design and construction process, including budgets and schedules.  The new $165 million campus includes athletic fields, a Lower School, and an Academic Building that houses the Middle School, Upper School, Science Center, chapel, athletic center, maintenance, dining, performing and visual arts, and a library.  An important part of our management on this project included formulating ongoing strategies to manage costs, since the development coincided with years of double-digit inflation in the construction industry.  An estimated $50 million in costs were eliminated which otherwise would have rendered this project infeasible.

Presentations 

Green Sports: Can Athletic Fields Reflect Sustainable Design?Presented by Sanath Kalidas and Bill Mykins at the 2007 Green California Schools Summit & Exposition.

Green FF&E: Selecting Sustainable Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E)Presented by Sanath Kalidas at the 2007 Green California Schools Summit & Exposition.

In the News 

Facility of the Month - Similar DifferencesWhen the Episcopal Academy decided it was time to consolidate its lower, middle and upper schools into a single, unified campus, it set out to create a family of buildings related by materials and basic design details, yet distinguished by purpose and architectural style.

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Architectural Showcase — The Episcopal Academy: Dixon Athletic Center

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At Episcopal Academy, Even the Halls and the Walls Will Be a New EditionWhen the average public school runs out of space, it’s time for mobile trailers, crowded classrooms, and contentious bond votes at school board meetings.

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New $212 Million Episcopal Academy Campus Under WayAfter nearly three years in design, one of America's oldest educational institutions is being ushered into the 21st century by a team of leading architects in the region.

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Design Team Plans $212 Million Prep School ReplacementPlans for a $212 million replacement campus for the 220-year-old Episcopal Academy will be executed by a collaboration of architects and designers.

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