Schradergroup earns a Citation for Work in Progress from the American School & University Magazine

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“Massing and building materials are contextual and add warmth, texture and scale. Interior materials look handsome and durable.”— 2017 jury

Schradergroup is proud to have earned a Citation for Work in Progress from the American School & University magazine for our Early Learning Center in Oreland, PA.

American School & University is a resource for industry insight, planning, design and the construction of education facilities for the nation’s school and university administrators.

You can see the news release on the American School & University website, the article here and the citation here and read more about the School District of Springfield Township’s new Early Learning Center.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Schradergroup! We’re looking forward to more exciting projects and opportunities in 2018, and wishing you all the best for the coming year!


Dare County and a Mention in Cenero’s Case Study Video!

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Dare County, North Carolina was fortunate to be the recipient of the state 9-1-1 consolidation grant. As a result, Schradergroup worked to consolidate the emergency communications centers of the Counties of Dare, Tyrrell and Hyde into one Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) as well as creating an Emergency Operations Center for Dare County.

The new 18,200 SF facility is located in Dare County, North Carolina, and includes a Regional 9-1-1 Communications Center, an Emergency Operations Center, County Emergency Management Agency, County Fire Marshal, County Emergency Medical Services, and a County Joint Information Center.  The design of the building is visually reflective of the aesthetics of the recently completed County administrative facility.

In the path of frequent mid-Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms, the RECC is sited so that the building is constructed above the 100-year flood plain. This is critical both for RECC operations during hurricane and flooding, as well as for meeting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recommendations for emergency management. The fact that the facility will meet DHS/EMA needs will also allow the RECC to exceed best practices for the design of 9-1-1 facilities. Fully survivable and redundant, the facility also provides sleeping quarters to support emergency management personnel and functions.

You can see more of Dare County in the Cenero video HERE.

Schradergroup Welcomes Our Newest Project Architect and Architectural Designers!

Sean bw.jpgSchradergroup welcomes Sean Williams, RA, LEED AP bd+c, PHIUS, as our newest Project Architect to the team.

Sean comes to the firm as a licensed Architect with a decade of architecture, engineering, consulting, and contracting experience. He brings to the team an expertise in design, 3D modeling, rendering, and graphic representations of varying projects as well as experience in permitting.  Additionally, as a LEED Accredited Professional, he works to instill sustainable solutions into every design project.

trevor bw.jpgSchradergroup welcomes Trevor Li as one of our newest Architectural Designers to the team.

Trevor presently is a sixth-year architectural and sustainability design student in Drexel University’s 2+4 Architecture program who earned an AJ Drexel Academic Scholarship and is slated for graduation in June 2018.  A few of his accolades include being on the Drexel University’s Dean List, the National Technical Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, and the Italian Honor Society.

While in pursuit of his Bachelor of Architecture degree, Trevor has gained invaluable practical expertise through architectural design internships completed with professional firms. As an Architectural Designer at Schradergroup, Trevor will apply his skills in 3D modelling, graphic representation, and energy and analysis to projects for the academic and public safety markets.

Selby BW.jpgSchradergroup welcomes Selby Niumataiwalu as another of our new Architectural Designers to the team.

Selby is a Pennsylvania State University graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture as well as three minors: Architectural History, Environmental Inquiry, and Residential Construction. During his time at Pennsylvania State University, Selby was the State University’s Rugby Captain and a member of their First Team All-Conference. Other accolades during school include the International Prize for Architecture and Archaeology (Premio Piranesi), Race to Zero Energy Competition (Department of Energy, Net Zero Ready Housing), and an Honorable Mention in the Kossman Design Thesis Review.

While earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree, Selby has interned for several professional firms and gained valuable experience in 3D modelling and graphic representation for various projects. Selby’s expertise as an Architectural Designer will greatly contribute towards the Schradergroup team’s educational and public safety projects.

Schradergroup is Ranked Nationally in Building Design + Construction Magazine’s 2017 Giant 300 Report Issue!

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Schradergroup is excited to be ranked #46 in Building Design + Construction Magazine’s Top 90 K-12 Architecture Firms and is also ranked #22 in the Top 25 Data Center Architecture Firms (Nationally) in their 2017 Giants 300 Report issue.  Building Design + Construction Magazine is an award winning magazine that provides the daily news, trends and more for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors.

Building Design + Construction’s Top 90 K-12 Architecture Firm article can be found here.

The Top 25 Data Center Architecture Firm ranking can be found here.

The whole magazine issue can be found here.

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Schradergroup Earns an Outstanding Project Award for the Learning by Design 2017 Fall Awards of Excellence Issue

v02Schradergroup is excited to announce that the Upper Merion School District School, Gulph Elementary School, was chosen for an Outstanding Project Award in the Fall Awards of Excellence issue of Learning by Design.

Schradergroup developed designs for two new elementary schools in the Upper Merion School District. The new schools will replace the existing Caley Elementary School and Gulph Elementary School facilities, which were originally constructed in the 1960’s and no longer accommodate the District’s enrollment or educational program.

The proposed school programs encompass 83,279 SF and 95,538 SF respectively, and, in the interest of parity between the two buildings and their respective student populations, each will include a prototypical wing that houses the kindergarten learning node, dining area, gym, stage, music department, support spaces, and administration offices. Due to the complex site boundary and grade conditions present at the Gulph Road location, site specific design responses were developed for the classroom wings.

Classrooms wings are structured as groupings of grade appropriate classrooms with learning support, faculty spaces and team work areas.  Each set of grade clusters is then oriented around the two-story open Learning Resource and STEAM Center. The classroom clusters connect to the Learning Resource Center through a grand Learning Stair which doubles as a mini auditorium space for the building.

Following an extensive Master Planning process lead by Schradergroup, the design team developed a series of programming and design workshops that included members from the school community, the community at large and current students.

The issue of Learning by Design (linked here) is available October 1, 2017 and check out the article on Gulph Elementary School (linked here) that received the Outstanding Project Award.

Schradergroup Seeks Structural/Architectural Engineer

Company Overview:

SCHRADERGROUP is a building design firm offering architectural and structural engineering services for a variety of building project types with specific expertise in the areas of academic and public safety facilities. Founded in 2004 and providing services from offices in Philadelphia & Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland, SCHRADERGROUP is recognized both locally and nationally for design that offers the highest degree of service to the user, responds to and respects both the built and natural environment, and demonstrates inspired aesthetics.


Job Description:

Structural / Architectural Engineer with a minimum of 4 years of structural design experience (buildings) to work in either our Philadelphia or Lancaster, PA offices: we are seeking a new team member who is self-motivated, communicates well, and desires involvement in all aspects of project design and construction.  A registered PE is preferred; however, applicants who are nearing their examination will also be considered.  Your day-to-day duties will touch on many aspects of design office operations: developing design concepts, computing structural engineering calculations, producing structural construction documents, interacting with clients and consultants, and contract administration. You must be an organized, versatile, multi-tasker with a willingness to participate in the continued growth and success of our firm.



BS or BAE in Architectural or Civil engineering, structural engineering discipline.

Comprehensive understanding of building materials and their use & application in building design.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Proficiency with REVIT Structural Modeling.

Ability to sketch and draw to convey ideas and concepts to those with whom you’ll work.



SGA offers a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with your level of knowledge and experience including health and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, and bonus structure.



To express interest, please forward a resume to:

Regina Jean-Claude

215 482 7440

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