Bridgeport Elementary School

Upper Merion Area School District
Bridgeport, PA

New Construction

This new elementary school is one of three designed by KCBA for Upper Merion Area School District. Located in the heart of Bridgeport Borough, the building has a small-scale residential character that melds with its neighborhood context. In a town with few open lots for a facility of this scope, the project site was created by combining several small parcels of land; this entailed complex negotiations with the school board, two municipalities, and two utility companies. The intimate 375-student building features clear circulation patterns and a stacked floor plan to maximize interior space on the tight site. Located adjacent to a municipal park, the 53,000 sq. ft. school is organized to facilitate after-hours use by the community including an easily accessible library.