RPS: River City Middle School

Although school looks a bit different now due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Shockey education team continues building great places to work and learn.

River City Middle School, located in an urban environment at the site of the former Elkhardt Middle School in Richmond, contains a media center, auxiliary gyms, kitchens in each wing, three science labs, and an abundance of light and color. Exterior walls are primarily brick with aluminum composite metal panel systems. To help shorten construction time on the 183,000 SF school, exterior windows and doors are prefinished curtain wall and storefront systems.

River City’s teaching spaces are equipped with marker boards and tack boards. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney toured the school in July and again in September, calling it a “high-tech, 21st century school that speaks to future performance and excellence of our students.”

Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. served as Construction Manager for the new $64.5 million, 1,500-student school. Responsible for preconstruction and construction, Shockey provided site development and oversaw all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection services and interior build-out and finishes.

Project Details

  • LOCATION Richmond, VA
  • OWNER City of Richmond
  • ARCHITECT RRMM Architects
  • SIZE 183,000 SF
  • OUR ROLE Preconstruction, Construction Manager

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