New Arts Center

Villa Maria Academy

The new two-story 40,000 square foot building features sloped classrooms, and provides the Academy with space for exhibits, learning studios, and a 700-seat sloped auditorium with the latest technology in stage design for performing arts.


The entire building, including the mechanical system, was acoustically analyzed and designed for the lowest possible noise levels. A state-of-the-art theatrical dimming system was designed for the auditorium and stage areas, and is controlled remotely from a raised rear command center.

Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. designed the campus fire protection system distributed through each building, along with a campus-wide electrical distribution and domestic water system.

Services Provided
Fire Protection
The Knabb Partnership
School Clients
Villa Maria Academy
Ursinus College
Devon Preparatory School
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Gesu School
Universal Technical Institute