Virginia Educational Facility Planners

2002 VEFP Architectural Award Winners

New Construction K-5
Cougar Elementary School
Manassas Park
VMDO Architects

Renovation/Addition K-5
Gladeville Elementary School
Carroll County
Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley

New Construction 6-12
Oak Knoll Middle School
Hanover County
Rancorn Wildman

This new 1300 student middle school for Hanover County is designed to meet the entry corridor requirements for historic Hanover County.  The exterior design features traditional elements such as arched openings, hip roofs, and windows with muntins.  The design of the interior carries the arches throughout the building. 

Each of the three grade levels in the single-story building has their own wing or “academic house”.  The connecting corridor system in each house relieves hallway congestion and reduces travel time between classes. A paved and landscaped courtyard opens from the media center and the main entry lobby.  It contains benches and tiered seating for outdoor learning and social gathering.

Renovation/Addition 6-12
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
BCWH Architects

Can a 1930’s style, double loaded corridor traditional high school be renovated to create a functional, flexible environment for the twenty first century high school with innovative programs?  The final design met the challenges of the project, providing a functional, flexible, diverse, dynamic and comfortable learning environment for this unique program. Diverse learning spaces were created, rich with technology, within a flexible school organization that allows interdisciplinary and traditional school models.  Dispersed administration and guidance brought administrative services closer to the students. Circulation was simplified for safety and ease of traffic flow.  Various types and sizes of gathering spaces provide many areas for spontaneous instruction or formal presentations. The Student Commons, Cafeteria
Commons, Black-box Theatre, Auditorium, and Forum all provide for formal and informal group interaction.  Specialty labs for science, technology, language, 2D and 3D art, broadcast, and music provide areas appropriately equipped for specialized instruction.  The Senior Commons provides a place for seniors to collaborate, socialize, and build identity as a group. Technology is everywhere, with full capabilities for a student laptop environment.



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