Westbrook Elementary School
|Owner:||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Contract Amount:||$14.0 M|
- Design Excellence Award, 2019
Montgomery County Planning Department
- Brick in Architecture Design Awards, 2015
The project expanded the existing 54,000-SF, 1930s school building and updated the design of the school’s interior. The 550-student school remained fully occupied throughout construction. Construction of the 42,000-SF addition and renovation of the existing school began summer of 2012 and was completed on time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Features of the addition include 11 classrooms, 3 instructional support rooms, a music room, staff development spaces and lounge, conference rooms, a 4,000-SF interior courtyard, and a new gymnasium. Exterior site improvements include the addition of parking spaces, play areas, a bus loop, and storm water sand filters. Energy-conservation features found throughout the design of the addition include a green roof, occupancy sensor control light fixtures, super-insulated perimeter envelope, demand-controlled ventilation in assembly spaces, and energy recovery from building exhaust to pre-treat outdoor ventilation air.