Willard Middle School is the second iteration of a Loudoun County Public Schools prototype design which was first used for Brambleton Middle School. For this project, the prototype was enhanced and updated to create a unique identity for the school and adapt to the characteristics of the site. The school will serve 1,350 students in grades six through eight utilizing the “house” concept for each grade. Public spaces are organized along a central spine with two instructional wings and an enclosed courtyard that supports outdoor learning and provides daylight to the classrooms, supporting LCPS’s sustainability goals.
2RW provided MEP/FP engineering for this new school, which is scheduled to open in 2018. Services included the design of low-voltage and audio visual/information technology systems. The MEP/FP design incorporates environmentally sustainable best practices while meeting the requirements of educational facility guidelines and standards.
The sustainable systems include high-efficiency condensing water heaters, low-flow fixtures, and natural and LED lighting with daylight sensors. The facility is comprised of classrooms, a media center, cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasiums, and three unlighted outdoor physical education fields.
OWNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TIMEFRAME: 2016 – 2018
SIZE: 185,000 SF
COST: $51.19 million