Merion Mercy Academy

Location:
Merion, PA
Merion Mercy Academy is a female, private, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school teaching grades 9 through 12, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

Momenee has provided engineering services there for nearly 30 years.  Most recently the Academy, wanting to update and enlarge its facilities, made plans to remove the existing cafeteria and gym buildings and replace them with a more updated and larger facility that would also include arts classrooms.  A challenge to this project was making these improvements without increasing impervious cover.  To accomplish this, the design incorporated the replacement of existing tennis courts with a new parking lot that included a rain garden to capture additional runoff. 

At McAuley Convent, on the same campus, another project was the design of a tranquility garden for dementia patients.  Again, impervious cover was a challenge.  Our design utilized porous pavers for the walkway thus not increasing impervious cover in order to make this unique project a reality.