Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: The Waldorf School
Team: Community Design Collaborative: Carter van Dyke, Assoc. (Lead); Lindsey Allen, Historic Preservation; Clemens Construction Co.
Product: Master Plan & Master Plan Report
Carter van Dyke Associates was retained by the Waldorf School Through the Community Design Collaborative to complete a master plan for the School’s new campus at 6000-6008 & 6024R on Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Waldorf School was awarded a design assistance grant from the Community Design Collaborative. The project was an adaptive reuse of vacant church property.
The intent was to create a conceptual design plan for integrated outdoor spaces. The goal was to create sustainable outdoor spaces that integrated and connected many aspects of the educational programs of the two-acre school for the 200 to 300 pre-K through eighth-grade students.
A thorough analysis of the site was undertaken, as well as meetings with the staff and students to develop a wish list of activities for the new campus grounds. The concept for the project is called “The Body of Play”. The intent was to show the interconnection between man and nature, and how systems in the body are similar in nature.
A series of outdoor learning areas and classrooms
Report to be used to obtain grants
Spaces perform multiple functions
Interactive design process to develop a master plan
Participation by students staff and neighbors in the design process