Reading School District – Millmont Elementary School and ASE Magnet School

New Construction

Project Type

Public K-12 Schools

Project Description

Demolition of existing school and construction of a new school on a tight urban site that serves as both a public elementary school as well as home to the Gateway School for Agriculture, Ecology, and Science including:

  • Media center
  • Health suite
  • Classrooms
  • Special education classrooms
  • Art and music classrooms
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Gymnasium
  • Courtyard
  • Administrative and guidance offices
  • 68-space parking garage under the building

Sustainable building features included:

  • Salvage and reuse of architectural elements
  • American Hydrotech Fluid Applied vegetated green roof
  • Biodetention / rain garden

Classroom wings were constructed using modular sections that were built off site and shipped to the site for erection.  The remaining portions of the building were constructed on site using conventional methods.


Award of Merit - Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction - 1st Place Permanent Modular for Education
Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction - 2009 Judges Choice Award
Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction - 2009 Best of Show

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Reading School District

Gilbert Architects, Inc.

Reading, Berks County, PA

Square Feet
98,500 square feet

Construction Time
14 months

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