Kensington High School For The Creative And Performing Arts


Kensington high school for the creative and performing arts

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts was constructed as part of a joint venture effort between BSI Construction, LLC and AP Construction, Inc. (AP/BSI a joint venture, LLC) in response to an RFP to design-build a high school for the School District of Philadelphia.  A major selling point for the School District was the goal to achieve a LEED Gold Certified building at settlement.  To reach this goal, the design team employed the latest sustainable building practices and strategies.  At the conclusion of the project, the Gold Certification target was exceeded and a Platinum rating, the highest possible certification level, was awarded to the school by the United States Green Building Council.  Additionally, the National AIA Committee named the school a Top Ten Green Building for 2012.



“BSI contributed immensely to the success of the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, the LEED Platinum turnkey project for the School District.  Although BSI did not have a history of doing LEED projects when the design of the Project began, you were quick to learn what was needed, and ultimately became knowledgeable about sustainable design of green schools.  As you are aware, unflagging cooperation on the part of the contractor is vital, especially for the construction phase points of the certification process, and BSI responded to the requirements better than any other contractor we have dealt with to date.”

Jane Rath, AIA


School District of Philadelphia

Architect :

SRK/SMP Architects



Square Footage:

90,000 Sq. Ft.




12 Months


October 5, 2020