Virginia Educational Facility Planners

2003 VEFP Architectural Award Winners

New Construction K-5
Carlin Springs Elementary School
Arlington
Grimm + Parker Architects

Renovation/Addition K-5
Providence Elementary School
Fairfax City
BeeryRio

The original Providence Elementary School (formerly Jermantown Elementary School) was designed and built in 1956 with a multi-purpose room/gymnasium addition provided in 1986. This project included renovation of and addition to the existing structure in a phased construction effort to create a unique learning environment with an emphasis on communications and fine art. It was successfully planned to remain open with minimum disruption to the services, facilities, students and community during the construction process.

New Construction 6-12
Deep Run High School
Henrico County
Moseley Architects

Deep Run High School - The direction from the Owner was clear "exemplify a 21st century educational facility . . . be innovative and functional as well as attractive . . . not look institutional and not look like a typical high school."  With the project site located adjacent to a "passive" public park; new elementary school; a planned subdivision; and nearby office park, the facility is designed to project the appearance of an "office building" rather than a typical high school which uses "heavy" masonry materials. The building juxtapositions masonry, metal panels, sloping roofs, exposed structure, and glass to accomplish a "look" unlike any other high school. This technologically advanced school fully accommodates both a comprehensive 1,800-student high school serving grades 9-12 and Henrico County's technology-based "Specialty Center for Computer Sciences."

Renovation/Addition 6-12
Floyd T. Binns Middle School
Culpeper County
Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley

RRMM Architects completed this renovation and expansion of a vacant, but treasured, community landmark school into a new 800-student middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) plus new central administrative offices for the entire school district. It was the goal of the school system to create distinct and separate entrances, parking, and access for the middle school and central administrative offices. It was equally important to develop an architectural configuration and character that would be compatible with this treasured community icon. The architect's challenge was to accomplish this on a site that is significantly constrained by a major road, a residential street, the school district's existing maintenance facility, and the location of the original school building. Other restrictions imposed by the Department of Transportation and the requirement for safe, on-site vehicular drives limit vehicular access to the school. Multi-story construction and compact site amenities are a must to meet all program requirements.

 

 


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