EI Associates has worked with Bensalem Township School District since 2006. The existing Bensalem High School was constructed in 1969 with a large addition in 1973 and a new competition gymnasium addition in 2012. The school is situated on a 111-acre site, which is centrally located within the School District. The existing building has had minimal upgrades during its lifetime. The intent of the Bensalem High School renovation was to fully modernize the older portions of the building and include renovations as required to create four academies. The academies include; 9th Grade Academy, Business and International Studies Academy, STEM Academy and Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Each academy functions as a “school within a school” connected by a Center Core area, which includes an Internet Cafe, Media Center, and a flexible student dining and outdoor courtyard. The existing Natatorium was replaced with a new Natatorium addition to meet competition requirements. The completed building also has new Main Entrances with a central administration area as well as way-finding treatments in the corridors to guide students between Academies.
The project was being designed to obtain a LEED® Gold Certification. EI Associates has successfully assisted the District in obtaining a $2 million grant from Alternative & Clean Energy Program.