Jefferson (Thomas ) Middle School - Renovation
Location: 125 Old South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA
Owner:Arlington Public Schools
Contract Amount:$8 million
Date of Completion:09/07/2010
Grunley renovated this public school to improve its appearance and functionality and increase the natural daylight to enhance student learning and faculty efforts. The school serves more than 500 children grades six through eight and county residents who use the facility as a community center. The construction was phased in order to maintain operations of the school/community center. Grunley renovated a majority of the 230,000 square foot existing space. Major mechanical systems were replaced and portions of the existing electrical systems were modernized. Interior improvements included new finishes and paint throughout a majority of the school, and the renovation of the cafeteria and media center. Building exterior improvements included new window and skylight installations, repair/modification of existing windows, masonry repair and pointing, roof system replacement and painting. Site improvements involved reconfiguration of pedestrian circulation and drop-off lanes for vehicles, installation of a retaining wall system and tree removal and replacement.