Bear Creek Charter School
Bear Creek Community Charter School engaged Derck & Edson as part of a larger design team for a new charter school to be located on 97 wooded acres in the Poconos.
Derck & Edson is providing the overall master plan for the building, circulation, and athletics design. We are also leading the planning and design of natural play areas, a trail system, and outdoor environmental stations.
Sustainability and attention to environmental protection are critical aspects of the design, as this sensitive site includes wooded slopes, wetlands, and riparian zones.
This rich environment became an inspiration for the site design and will lend itself to the education process. With environmental stewardship one of the emphases of the Charter School, the site will become a hands-on learning laboratory in itself.