PHILADELPHIA, PA — IMC Construction, a nationally-recognized, full-service construction company, broke ground on a new $10.6 million academic building for Malvern Prep, a top-rated independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs. The new 58,000 s/f Center for Social Impact will link two existing buildings on the Georgian revival campus.
“The Center’s footprint and façade, connecting Carney and Sullivan Halls, will be constructed on a large arc radius and create a new focal point and entrance to the school,” said Daniel O’Rourke, senior project manager for IMC Construction. “It will be a gracious welcome to the campus as well as emphasizing the Augustinian school’s commitment to social justice.”
A bridge will connect the student drop-off area to the new 3-story steel structure clad in brick, cast stone and glass curtainwall. Inside, sunlit common areas will encourage informal gathering, conference rooms will house group meetings and a grand stair will serve as amphitheater seating as well as connecting the first and second levels. Classroom spaces with moveable, writable walls will help to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and math studies.