Project Category: Higher Education

Haverford College

Benchmark completed repairs and upgrades to the roof of the Whitehead Campus Center located on the campus of Haverford College. The building was constructed in 1993 and houses the school’s office of admissions and financial aid, bookstore, women’s center, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, and a small grab’n go food outlet called the Coop. General roof […]

Dickinson College

Benchmark worked with Dickinson College and Deborah Berke Partners on the construction of the new High Street Residence Hall. The four-story, 40,475 SF building houses 129 students in both single- and double-occupancy rooms and is the newest addition to Dickinson College’s on-campus housing. In accordance with the College’s strong culture of sustainability, the new High […]

Lebanon Valley College

The new 60,000 SF Health Professions building features cutting-edge classrooms, labs, and technology. The facility will deliver a richer educational experience for students. Among other benefits, the facility provides flexible classroom space to be used by multiple programs, observation rooms acoustically treated for sound, human performance and gross anatomy labs, flexible faculty office space to […]

Millersville University

The 63,000 SF facility features a 364-seat recital hall, 13 private studios, a string institute, percussion studio, rooms for choral study and performance, state-of-the-art recording facilities, computer lab, modern and expanded library, classrooms for theory and composition, and public rooms for conferences, conventions, and community functions. The design was completed by the late Philip Johnson […]

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

The “Face Forward” project transformed the plain, five-story, square building’s concrete and EIFS façade into a piece of art to mirror the creativity within the college. This project utilized various design elements to create the new façade, as well as updating the lobby and art gallery finishes. The interior renovations involved relocating the library and […]

Millersville University

Benchmark, RISE: A Real Estate Company, and Lord Aeck Sargent Architects partnered for the improvement of the student housing at Millersville University. Using the expertise and effort of its members, the team was able to successfully develop and execute a strategic plan to update the student housing on the campus. At the conclusion of the […]

Pennsylvania State University

Pollock Dining Commons at Penn State University was a 26,500 SF renovation including an upgrade to four of their existing dining areas with new contemporary finishes, new food service equipment, new mechanical systems, and a new sprinkler system. Upgrades were made to the existing kitchen and walk-in refrigeration units. These renovations transformed the dining facilities […]

The Janus School

The Janus School is a private institution that provides educational services to children who have special learning needs. The school’s learning systems are unconventional and require a facility very uncharacteristic of traditional schools. Spaces, equipment, and furnishings all were designed to accommodate this unique curriculum. The additions include a physical education room with a stage, […]

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

This unique project transformed an ordinary library into a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and medical training facility without interrupting the daily operations of the facility or causing any disruptions to the students. The new training suite includes 10 training rooms, a control room, and three simulation labs with many interesting features such as one-way mirrors and […]

Millersville University

Benchmark has partnered with Student Lodging, Inc. in the redevelopment of the Brookwood Court Apartments. Over the course of eight summers, Benchmark completely demolished and reconstructed the off-campus student apartment buildings, including all necessary site-work, in as little as three months. During the most challenging phase of the project, Benchmark was able to demolish and […]