New Residence Buildings, Solebury School

New Hope, PA

Our team worked closely with the Solebury community (administration, teachers, students, recent alumni, and parents) to make sure that the design responds to the nuances of their particular school culture.


The New Residence Buildings for the Solebury School will provide their boarding students with their first new buildings in several decades. In recognition of their outdoors-centric culture and forward-looking pedagogy, the building follows Passive House principles for ultra-low energy use. The project is planned to begin construction in 2021.

“We found everything we want, and more, in Metcalfe. They have my complete and unalloyed recommendation. The new residence hall is the first of many new buildings we imagine coming out of our master planning exercise - I strongly suspect we will be working with Metcalfe for years to come.”

- Tom Wilschutz, Head of School, Solebury School