MaST Community Charter School

MaST II Community Charter School – Phase Two

Philadelphia, PA

Phase two of MaST II Community Charter School completes the vision established in the master plan for a standalone, dynamic charter school campus in the heart of the Tacony neighborhood. Similar in form and expression to phase one, the new 84,000 SF building more than doubles the educational program area. This phase includes educational and recreational spaces such as a fully-outfitted maker space, a competition gymnasium and fitness mezzanine, an expansion of the existing media center, and an e-gaming and video broadcast suite. Designers positioned the rectilinear volume to create a south-facing courtyard featuring recreation areas, an outdoor classroom, and a robotics testing area directly connected to the maker space. An elevated, two-story “bridge” connects the phases with specialty classrooms and a multi-functional media center. Expanded parking, an enclosed outdoor “drone zone,” and lighting for the athletic fields round out the development as a total educational experience for students from throughout the city to enjoy.