Scranton School for the Deaf

Scranton, PA USA

Existing Administration Building

Scranton State School for the Deaf in Scranton, Pennsylvania, retained Dickinson + Partners (D+P) to develop a series of comprehensive Facilities Master Plans for their Lower, Middle, and Upper School campuses.  D+P’s planning team explored the creation of separate campus identities, the placement of athletic center, and the need to establish a visual campus center.

Master planning for the Lower School focused on space utilization of existing facilities.  The thrust of the Middle School master plan was to expand and enhance the existing facilities serving grades seven and eight, including a needs analysis to determine the amount of space required to support programs in the sciences, visual arts, and general academics.  And programming for the Upper School revealed pressing needs that precluded the possibility of consolidating the Middle and Upper School on one campus.  A feasibility study evaluated options for improvements to the library and performing arts facility at the Upper School.

Existing Residence Halls were also explored and determined that major renovation is needed. 

Program Relationships Master Plan