Cornwall Elementary School

Cornwall, PA

The design of Cornwall Elementary School began with the exterior transformation of the 1957 addition from bright yellow brick to a neutral colored EIFS facade. This change complimented the attached, beautiful stone building originally constructed as a high school in 1927. The additions and renovations to existing school facility totaled 94,002 sf.

Three new classrooms were added as well as remodeling a number of existing classrooms into “learning labs” and “small group instruction rooms.” “L-shaped” layouts were provided for every classroom; and other improvements included air-conditioning, carpeted classrooms, new casework, new thermal windows, and technology upgrades. A “dingy basement pit” was converted into a state-of-the-art, tiered computer lab; and, the historic auditorium and mezzanine were beautifully renovated with all theatre seating being replaced.


“Bob Hoffman and Scott Shonk came to our project planning meetings with a unique, open and supportive approach. They were tremendous listeners and ‘idea generators’ who took the needs of all staff and made them happen in an innovative but educationally sound way. Bob and Scott always put people first and that is what made the project so successful.”

Chuck Kindt, Building Principal