Skanska is the design-builder responsible for the construction of the new Brookland Middle School. This fast-track, design-build, project was divided into two phases.
The first phase included preconstruction, design, GMP development, as well as the abatement and demolition of the existing school. The second phase consisted of the construction of a new, 107,000-SF arts integration school building with administrative offices, cafeteria, media center, classrooms, science and technology labs and teacher work center.
There is a rooftop outdoor learning classroom and a performing arts auditorium. In addition, there are special education facilities integrated throughout the school, as well as an integrated learning program. The outdoor spaces include a multi-purpose soccer field and tennis courts. The new building accommodates 540 students.
The school is heated and cooled by a geothermal system installed under the existing ballfield, which was restored upon completion. Other aspects of this highly sustainable school supports the LEED® Gold certification target. Resulting operating costs for the facility will be greatly reduced through these strategies.