Manoa Elementary School

The Manoa Elementary School can accommodate 4 classmrooms per grade level with a total capacity of 850 pupils. With limited open land in this Philadelphia streetcar suburb, the only available site was 3.1 acres of a 10-acre community sports complex. This necessitated a 3-store building plan. The building and site circulation pattern was intentionally compact in design to maximize the amount of athletic field space that remains available to the community, including fields for lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and football. The use of subsurface storm water detention and a hard surface playground for event overflow parking assisted in retaining green field space.