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The Quaker School at Horsham

The new school building for The Quaker School at Horsham was envisioned for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. The building, documented as a three-phase plan, was designed to complement the architecture of the Quaker Meeting building at the corner of 611 and Meetinghouse Road through the material choices and colors, as well as the scale and imagery of the building. In order to make the new school building feel less institutional and more approachable, the mass of the building was broken down with the classroom pods expressed in the facade. The school was designed to meet the needs of a specific population and program. While the classrooms were designed to be non-distracting for the students, the corridors were intended to be an experiential space, with places for small gatherings or one-on-one conversations. 

The next phase of construction at The Quaker School at Horsham consisted of the design and documentation of a new 4,200 square foot addition to house the Upper School and 1,800 square foot renovations to the building. This new wing for the Upper School will provide new classrooms, breakout spaces, and administrative offices for the students and faculty. 

Design Team


Jennifer Crawford, AIA

Project Manager

Carmen Bushong, AIA


36,000 SF

GC Value

$5.5 MM