Skipwith Elementary School was built in 1956 with renovations in 1960 and 1981. The school needed to be expanded to meet the needs of the growing student population and was due for updates to systems which were at end-of-life.
2RW provided MEP engineering and construction administration for:
The renovated school is expected to perform more efficiently than the existing building. High-efficiency boilers will generate hot water which will heat the building in the winter and dehumidify it in the summer. Centralized HVAC units on the roof replace loud window-mounted units within each room. In every element of design—including the open concept media lounge—the building will serve as a conduit of learning, encouraging a new generation of thoughtful and equipped young adults to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s world.
OWNER: Henrico County Public Schools
TIMEFRAME: 2017 – 2018
SIZE: 45,490 SF
COST: $7.1 million