Location: Henry County, VA
As the first new school for Henry County in over thirty years, Meadow View Elementary School holds special significance for the community. RRMM worked closely with Henry County Public Schools staff to select a suitable site. The chosen site features a picturesque, wooded pastoral siting that allowed the new building to be displayed proudly along a well-traveled road.
The new 600-student, Pre-K through 5th-grade facility includes a multi-purpose gymnasium and cafeteria combination space that features a large, operable wall between the two spaces. This allows for separate and distinct functions, but with the opportunity to open the space to seat large crowds facing a singular stage when needed. The spacious, two-story lobby is centrally located and adjacent to the reception area and administrative offices to allow for easy supervision.
Each classroom wing has been positioned for ideal solar orientation to achieve well-controlled natural daylighting. Carefully engineered window openings and diffuse glass are coupled with automatic lighting controls to create aesthetic classroom spaces and conserve energy. Each grade wing contains a resource room that promotes collaboration and provides smaller breakout spaces for specialized instruction.