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  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Richard Bowling Elementary School

Location: Norfolk, VA

Richard Bowling Elementary School is a replacement facility for an aging elementary school located a few blocks away. The new 101,060 SF facility houses 683 students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade by incorporating spaces geared toward collaborative and project-based learning. The design of the new school is organized around the International Baccalaureate School concept which emphasizes academic and personal rigor. Many sustainable concepts are incorporated into the design of this school, including day lighting, building orientation to maximize site efficiency and sun exposure, incorporation of the on-site wetland areas into the curriculum (nature classroom), and implementation of a web-based software that occupants can access via computer to monitor, interact and learn from the building’s sustainable design features. This project was completed two weeks ahead of schedule and was done as part of a PPEA with SB Ballard Construction Company and designed with Livas Group Architects.