With a small portion of the existing school removed, Arthur W. Ferguson School was constructed literally a few footsteps away while students continued to attend classes. In order for this project to be a success, efficient construction phasing was established early in the design process and followed to completion, enabling students to transition seamlessly into the brand new facility once it was ready to be occupied. Along with energy efficiency and reduced water usage throughout the building, the elementary school added a unique feature in its Zero Waste Kitchen. The school has obtained an LEED® Platinum Certification, making it the first LEED® certified public school in Pennsylvania to achieve platinum status. The school is for students in grades K-4 and is a 90,205 sq.ft. building.