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Title: Weil House Renovation for the Schuylkill Centre for Environmental Education : Final Report
Authors: McAnallen, Brian
Charland, Donna
Snook, William
Keywords: Buildings--Repair and reconstruction;Historic buildings -- Renovation for other use
Issue Date: 21-May-2003
Abstract: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is a five hundred acre nature preserve and educational institution in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. The Weil House is located in the center of this property and is a residential structure built over 200 years ago. CMS Design investigated the feasibility of retrofitting the 2,130 square foot structure for use as an educational facility. CMS has designed a layout to accommodate the needs of the Green Woods Charter School. The building is designed to accommodate a kindergarten classroom, two activity rooms, a kitchen, and two administrative offices. The charter school will use the building for a planned three years, and then the Schuylkill Center will use it as either a preschool or for an artist-in-residence program. CMS has researched building codes so the building will meet all codes relevant to public use for an education facility. Since this is a nature center, environmental concerns are of the utmost importance. CMS Design will be incorporating Green Building design concepts to address the environmental concerns. The design will try to achieve the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating possible while remaining economically feasible. A complete inspection of the structural system has been performed. CMS has determined the structural capacity of the current structure and its ability to accommodate higher loads. We have developed design alternative to remedy any deficiencies in the load capacity of the structure. This renovation includes adequate building systems, which will include a total overhaul of the current heating, electrical, and plumbing systems. CMS has investigated solutions for potable water including city water and installation of a new well. The design team has also investigated wastewater removal, including installation of a new septic system or connecting into city service. With the completion of this project we feel that the Schuylkill Center will transform an out-of-date structure into one that will expand the possibilities of activity at the center.
URI: http://dspace.library.drexel.edu/handle/1860/125
Appears in Collections:Senior Design Projects (COE)

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