Built in the 1950s, Dorothy Hamm Middle School (previously home to the H-B Woodlawn Program) underwent a complete renovation in 1995 with a subsequent addition built in 2007. Many of the systems were experiencing premature equipment failures and needed replacement.
This project entailed HVAC improvements in classrooms, individual office areas, the cafeteria and servery, library, administration and stage areas, gymnasium and auditorium areas, and the kitchen area.
As prime contractor, 2RW implemented the design, bidding, and construction phases and directed architectural and structural engineering of the project. 2RW’s services included:
Despite the aging building envelope the new systems are better able to maintain temperature and humidity conditions, making the school more comfortable for students, teachers, and staff.
“Arlington Public Schools (APS) has had 2RW on a term contract since 2011 for engineering related consultancy services… They have consistently provided quality service to us, always on time and within budget. We would expect that they will be a strong candidate when we re-solicit our A&E Services next year.”
Director of Maintenance Services Arlington Public Schools
OWNER: Arlington Public Schools
TIMEFRAME: 2011 – 2012
SIZE: 139,701 SF
COST: $4.17 million