reED SCHOOL/WESTOVER LIBRARY
Owner: Arlington Public Schools
Contract Amount: $18,823,000
Date of Award: March 2008
Date of Completion: School - August 2009; Library - October 2009
Architect: Cox Graae and Spack Architects
Photos by Carl Cox.
This project included both renovations and major new additions to the existing Walter Reed School in Arlington, VA. The existing structure consisted of the original building constructed in 1938 and numerous additions constructed in the 1940's, 1960's and 1990's. Grunley selectively separated the original 1938 building and then demolished all of the additions. The existing building facade was preserved and restored. New additions totaling ~55,000 SF were constructed to better suit the overall appearance of the building. The mechanical and electrical systems were replaced throughout.
The scope also involved extensive earthwork, site utilities, landscaping, and hardscaping. The total square footage of the building upon completion of our contract was 61,000 SF and houses Arlington Public School programs (45,000 SF) and the new Westover Library (16,000 SF).
This project earned LEED® NC 2.0 Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also received a "2010 Best Sustainable Project of the Year Award - New Construction" by the Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, and a "2010 Award of Merit for K-12 Education" from the Best of 2010 Awards, Mid-Atlantic Construction.
Last updated: January 18, 2011