Norfolk Public School’s existing Camp Allen Elementary School will be demolished and replaced with a new Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school on the site of the existing facility. The construction will occur on site while the facility is still in use. The construction zone and active school spaces will be separated in order to minimize disruptions to the learning environment. This new 571-student facility includes a two-story academic wing broken down by grade level. Adjacent classrooms share a group project room to allow breakout space for student collaboration. Academic programs common to all grade levels such as the cafeteria, gymnatorium, and art and music classrooms are housed in a one-story area that is easily accessible to all grades. This project, completed as part of a PPEA with S.B. Ballard Construction Company, is scheduled for completion Winter of 2019.
This new 1,000 student elementary school is based on a previous prototypical design for Suffolk Public Schools, but has been updated to incorporate multiple project-based learning environments strategically located to serve each grade level. These spaces offer an extension of classroom space to flexible, collaborative large group, small group, and individual learning spaces. Coupled with flexible furnishings, the latest technology and creative design solutions, the spaces are intended to stimulate and inspire the students, enhancing their educational experience. This project is scheduled for completion Fall of 2018.
The new Suffolk Middle School is designed after the original Page Middle School located in Gloucester, VA. It includes an increased number of classrooms for each grade, as well as a larger auditorium and gym. The school is organized into two zones with public spaces located across the front of the building and three different grade “houses” located along the back. The 125,200 SF, two-story design includes classrooms on the upper floor with circulation space that overlooks the first floor exploratory spaces.
Located between each grade house, and adjacent to the exploratory area, is a secured courtyard allowing the teachers to extend the classroom to the outdoors. The openness, coupled with abundant natural light, present dynamic interior spaces. This project is scheduled for completion Fall 2018.
This new 49,206 SF building for Eastern Shore Community College contains a Learning Resource Center, Student Services Center, student lounge, bookstore, administrative offices, science labs, and additional classroom space. The Learning Resource Center includes a Learning Commons Area with dedicated computer kiosks for student research and studying, a public lounge area with seating grouped to accommodate more casual student interaction and group study, a digital media collection, joint circulation and individual/small group study rooms.
The Student Services Center is conceived as a one-stop “shopping mall” for student services. Students will no longer have to roam from office to office or building to building to get the help they need. These jointly located services will reinforce and support each other in efficiently meeting the student needs. This building is currently under design.
Originally built in the early 1900s, Huntley Hall on the campus of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia has served as an architectural campus focal point and residence hall to all male incoming freshman since the school’s inception. In order to stay competitive, the existing double-loaded corridor and gang bathrooms are designed to be converted into suite-style accommodations while utilizing the nationally adopted “Living/Learning Model” as well as providing a more energy efficient HVAC system and new plumbing, electrical and IT infrastructure. Huntley Hall Renovation is scheduled for completion in 2018.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s new Facilities Management Building will be a stand-alone one-story building located on the VIMS Gloucester Point Campus. It will house the administrative offices for the Facilities Director and staff, the Safety Director and staff, the carpentry shop, MEP shop, automotive shop, house keeping shop, grounds shop, and shipping and receiving. This project is currently under construction.
This new fire station will replace the existing fire station in the Grafton area of York County. The new 15,500 SF building will have five equipment bays. A three-story training tower will also be designed on the same site. This project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
This new police precinct is being designed for the Kempsville borough of Virginia Beach on a site adjacent to the existing precinct and City Park. The project will provide a 18,000 SF facility that includes offices, magistrate/parole, conference/training rooms, a muster room, holding/processing rooms, lockers/showers/restrooms, property & evidence and general storage. This project is scheduled for completion May 2017.