Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/9/2017 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: WAHS Science Lab Addition & Classroom Modernization- Design Development (7:15 to 7:30)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Policy: FB - Facilities Planning
Enclosure: VMDO Presentation
File Attachment:
1232 WAHS_2017-1108_Design Development Presentation_FINAL.pptx
Summary: VMDO Architects will present the design development for the Western Albemarle High School Science Addition and Classroom Modernization project for the School Board's review. The project includes a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to accommodate the full implementation of the Environmental Studies Academy and anticipated enrollment growth in the Western Feeder Pattern. It will also include modernization of current science classrooms as well as classrooms located in the A-wing of the building. The goal is to promote co-teaching opportunities along with interdisciplinary classes with the sciences, engineering, technology, art and other core subjects. The project will also meet the design imperatives of contemporary learning spaces: transparency, sustainability, flexibility, mobility interactivity, making everywhere, problem-project based learning, choice and comfort and access to the outside.

The final design will be completed in February, 2018. Construction will be phased and will begin in June. We are working with school administration to schedule construction phasing to minimize impact to school operations. The project will be completed by mid-August of 2019.
Funding: Funding for this project is budgeted in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Recommendation: Approve Design Development on November 9, 2017 and approval to proceed with Construction Drawings
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sheila Hoopmann - Capital Project Manager
Signed By:
Joe Letteri - Director, Building Services
Signed By:
Dean Tistadt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent