BluPath worked with the CEO of a martial arts studio and educational center to examine the adaptive reuse of an under- utilized commercial building to create a permanent home for the South Philadelphia facility. The project would be designed to Passive House standards, ideal for an non-profit educational facility serving students from kindergarten to adult.
The new school design renovates an existing two story attached building and adds an occupiable roof and wing with 4 new large studios spanning the existing parking lot, maintaining required parking and access. The building features solar collectors, south facing light monitors to enhance energy performance, and comfortable spaces with great indoor air quality to create an exceptional learning facility to support the school’s mission and stabilize future operational costs.
BluPath brought in a construction manager interested in Passive House construction techniques to prepare a schematic level project budget based on simple drawings and limited information.