K-12 Educational Buildings
- Waverly Elementary -Middle School, Baltimore, MD: This 127,708 sf renovation by Grimm + Parker Architects combines the Waverly Elementary and Middle Schools, which had been operating under a single administration in separate buildings. The new building provides shared facilities and makes some areas available for community use. This project achieved Gold certification in 2017.
- Collegiate School Sharp Academic Commons, Henrico, VA: The Collegiate School is a comprehensive co-ed K-12 school that now educates 1,600 students and has been repeatedly recognized for academic excellence. The new Academic Commons designed by Tymoff + Moss Architects is a 25,600 sf building with library, media center, cafe, and classrooms and achieved LEED-S certification in March 2015.
- Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, DC: SDC provided LEED process management for this 205,000 sf new public school which was designed by Perkins Eastman with Moody Nolan. Although the initial LEED goal was Silver, SDC helped this project achieve Platinum in 2015 with the highest number of points to date (91) incorporating strategies such as rainwater collection, radiant heating, and daylight harvesting.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Richmond, VA: SDC provided LEED-S Silver-level advisory services to the architect, Quinn Evans (then BCWH) for design of this new 149,600 sf replacement public school building, which was completed in January 2014 and certified in July 2015. SDC also provided LEED-NC Silver-level process management for the same campus’ new Pre-K building, certified in November 2016.
- Ducketts Lane Elementary School, Elkridge, MD: This new 78,000 sf public elementary school designed by Grimm + Parker Architects serves a new development in Howard County, Maryland. With SDC’s help, the project achieved Gold-level certification in February 2015.
- Seven Locks Elementary School, Bethesda, MD: SDC provided LEED process management for 70,000 sf new addition and renovation of the existing public school designed by WMCRP Architects. This project achieved LEED-S Gold-level certicication in December 2012. Green building strategies include a geothermal heating / cooling system as well as use of sunscreens and interior light shelves.
- Wilson School, Arlington, VA: This new 240,000 sf magnet school, designed by Leo A Daly with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) also includes space for Arlington’s Stratford school, a program focused on providing education to disabled students. In addition to integrating some historic components of the original building, the school collects rainwater for use in toilets and provides a series of terraces for outdoor teaching opportunities.
LEED for Schools is similar to LEED for New Construction, with additional requirements for environmental quality to provide enhanced learning environments for our children. SDC has been at the forefront of developing green building policies and guidelines for K-12 Educational facilities before LEED for Schools was created. Over a period of several years, SDC provided a variety of direct consulting services to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in support of their emerging Green Building Program, including guideline development, review, updates for compliance with the new LEED for Schools rating system, and training for MCPS staff and contractors. In addition to providing guideline assistance, SDC has provided LEED process management and advisory services for more than 60 K-12 Educational facilities throughout the region.