The Neighborhood Academy


Learning environments that feel like cold institutions do little to encourage and motivate students – and can often stifle a student’s natural creativity and pas​​sion.

To offer college-​preparatory education in the Pittsburgh area, The Neighborhood Academy constructed two new academic buildings that span 150,000 square feet. Th​ese new facilities allow the school to continue its mission of breaking the cycle of generational poverty by preparing youth – who would not otherwise have the financial resources – for higher education.

And while it was important to offer adequate classroom settings, they also wanted to invite students in with a warm, nurturing and vibrant atmosphere.​​