Located in the planned community of Oxford Square, this project is an adaptation of the County’s prototype middle school, a two-story building designed to accommodate a population of 702 students in Grades 6 thru 8. The design aesthetic of Oxford Square required the use of traditional design elements to fit the context of the surrounding community.
Nestled in Howard County’s largest green community, the school features environmental elements such as an innovative irrigation system. All rainwater on the roof is captured in underground rainwater harvesting tanks and used to irrigate the ballfields. In addition, the mechanical system is a geothermal system. The design and construction of this new middle school has achieved a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ‘Silver’ designation.
|Owner:||Howard County Public School System|
|Type of Project:||New LEED ‘Silver’ Middle School|
|Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Site Area:||14.72 Acres|
|Building Area:||95,383 gsf|
|Construction Manager:||J. Vinton Schaefer & Sons, Inc.|