Buckingham, VA

Buckingham County Primary and Elementary Schools Addition and Renovation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

2RW provided a variety of MEP design and consulting services, including LEED Fundamental Commissioning, to Buckingham County Schools for additions and renovations to two existing schools — a former elementary school built in 1954 and a high school built in 1962.

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Renovations comprised approximately 78,000 square feet and building additions comprised an additional 57,000 square feet for a total of 135,000 square feet. The goal of the project was to transform the buildings into a modern learning campus for all K-5 students in the area while addressing the growing concern of student health and well being.

2RW provided commissioning of the energy-using systems in compliance with LEED Fundamental Commissioning requirements. Major deficiencies identified during commissioning included improper factory configuration of outdoor air units and incomplete setup of the Honeywell control system. Additionally, 2RW provided design services for:

  • Plumbing systems
  • HVAC system including water-source heat pump with one pipe distribution
  • Electrical systems (electric utility service, site lighting, interior power and lighting, empty raceway systems for voice-data
  • CATV, and access control and/or audio visual)
  • Fire protection and interior fire alarm and detection systems
  • Lighting protection
  • Communications systems
Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

OWNER: Buckingham County Schools

TIMEFRAME: 2009 – 2012

SIZE: 134,015 SF

COST: $18.4 million


2014 – Design Excellence Award, Education Facility – AIA CAE
2014 – Excellence Award, Inaugural Award – AIA Central Virginia
2014 – Innovation Gold Award – VA4LE
2014 – Juror’s Choice, Outstanding Project of the Year – USGBC
2013 – Award for Excellence in Architecture – AIA Virginia
2013 – Outstanding Project – Learning by Design – ASBJ
2013 – Project of Distinction, Lee J. Brockway Award – A4LE
2012 – Gold Design Award – VSBA
2012 – People’s Choice Award – VSBA