West Vincent Elementary School
Owen J. Roberts School District
Chester Springs, PA
One of three major projects completed by KCBA for the Owen J. Roberts School District, this new 85,000 sq. ft. elementary school was built on a wooded, rural site. The 650-student school was designed to blend with the natural environment and includes expansive windows with outdoor views throughout the facility. Situated on a heavy slope, the building steps down the natural incline and provides a strong and modern presence. A two-story classroom wing features core spaces on the upper level. The library is centrally situated and surrounded by classrooms, offices, and the gym to act as a meeting space for teachers, staff, and students. A focus in planning was flexibility as many spaces such as the combination gym/auditorium offer economical multi-use capability.