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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

Southside STEM Academy at Campostella

Location: Norfolk, VA

The new three-story Southside STEM Academy was completed as part of a PPEA with S.B. Ballard Construction Company and was designed with Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects and The Livas Group. The new facility replaced Campostella Elementary School and houses 1,147 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The design is organized around the STEM school concept. Each grade level is broken down into a grade level house consisting of learning studios, flexible classrooms, small group breakout spaces, STEM activity area and teacher workrooms.

Many sustainable concepts are incorporated into the design of this facility. The building was oriented to maximize efficiency and sun exposure, which allows for the successful utilization of daylight harvesting. Other sustainable features include solar preheating of hot water and a high-energy efficient HVAC system. The implementation of a web-based monitoring software allows occupants to interact and learn from the building’s sustainable design features.