LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA (June 3, 2015) – Loudoun’s newest elementary school (ES-27) is moving forward on a fast-track construction schedule, in time to be completed by the fall of 2016.
Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester has been awarded the $23 million project, and work will begin immediately.
The new school will provide overcrowding relief to neighboring elementary schools in the Dulles North Planning Area, especially Creighton’s Corner Elementary School and the Legacy Elementary School.
This project marks Shockey’s seventh project for the Loudoun County Public School District.
“As part of Shockey and a Loudoun County resident, I’m excited about this new school for our community and honored that we’ll be a part of building it,” says Jennifer Macks, Vice President of Howard Shockey & Sons.
An adaptation of Loudoun’s K-5 elementary prototype, the new school was designed by Architecture, Inc. of Reston. The new 106,000 SF, two-story building will serve 875 students in grades K-5. The school’s architectural inspiration is founded upon a classic brick façade highlighted by a welcoming main entry canopy, exemplifying the best in academic architecture in America.
One of the architectural highlights is a glass enclosed media center that will serve as a hub for students to access literature and technology. The media center opens onto a landscaped courtyard where students and teachers can embrace education outside of the traditional classroom setting. Classrooms receive plenty of natural daylight, as they overlook the central interior courtyard and line the building’s perimeter.
The design has already achieved an “Energy Star Certification” by the Environmental Protection Agency and the school is on track to be certified by the Virginia Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
“We look forward to working with the Howard Shockey & Sons team for the construction of ES-27. Our strong partnership will serve as a great foundation for the successful completion of this exciting new elementary school for Loudoun County Public Schools,” says Ken White, Vice President of Architecture, Inc.
Shockey builds educational facilities that promote the love of learning and inspire creativity among elementary, middle and high school students. In the last 20 years, Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has constructed more than $765 million of new, renovated, and expanded facilities for both public school systems and independent schools.
Media Contact: Jennifer Macks, Vice President, Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. at 540.667.7700
High res file of rendering available on request. Credit: Architecture, Inc.