804 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
P: 301.670.9000 | F: 301.670.9099
|Owner:||Prince George’s County Public Schools|
HESS provided general contracting services for the 77,000-SF renovation and 25,000-SF addition to the existing facility, originally constructed in 1960. The construction consisted of the one-story addition, located at the northern and eastern areas of the existing school building as well as the two interior courtyards. The additions are masonry load bearing and consist of interior columns with some interior and perimeter bearing walls. The new facility includes a media center, multipurpose room, complete gut/rebuild of all MEP systems, additional classrooms and a new kitchen. Site improvements include exterior building improvements, new parking lot, bus loop, play areas and athletic fields.
The new school was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, but recently achieved LEED Gold. Sustainable features include a new geothermal well field adjacent to the school and materials, paints and finishes that emit lower volatile organic compounds (VOC).