Pequea Elementary School is part of the Penn Manor School District: with a student population of about 5300, it is one of the largest districts in Lancaster County. The addition and renovation project involved modernizing an existing 1950s era school to meet to 21st century educational programming. Of great importance are the sustainable design features achieved with the help of Artigo's Grain rubber flooring as well as geothermal heating and cooling systems that reduce energy consumption.
Thanks to Grain’s 24-colors palette, the Architects of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates were able to create playful designs on the floors, mixing colors through joyful circles and wave shapes, all achieved with water-cutting technology. Natural daylighting is another important feature of the project, obtained through the use of glass walls. Two large flexible Academic Commons have been created to foster collaborative learning and small-group instruction as well as joint teaming opportunities.