Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
High Performance Construction (LEED Silver)
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) is the largest comprehensive center for the education or deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Pennsylvania. Approximately 40 percent of the student body uses the WPSD’s residential facility throughout the school year. In 2012, WPSD embarked on a capital campaign to replace its original student dormitory, which was constructed in the 1960’s. The new 30,000 sq. ft. student residence facility was designed to foster a family atmosphere and a home-away-from-home for the students. The facility was designed to LEED standards and represented a $9 million capital investment to WPSD campus. The WPPSEF provided $100,000 to support the LEED construction and certification process. WPSD dedicated their new residence facility in October 2014. The building earned a LEED Silver designation.