Kaechele Elementary School
Kaechele Elementary SchoolLearn More
Kaechele Elementary School gave BCWH and Henrico County school leadership a unique opportunity to take a proven model and build on it. Although the school’s design is a repeat of a previously constructed elementary school by BCWH in 2007, the design team seized the opportunity to re-evaluate and enhance the original project. Kaechele Elementary shares the same strong values as the original design, focusing on student-teacher collaboration and connections to the environment, but with improvements
Green Schools Conference: Boston
Green Schools Conference: Boston Schoolyard InspiresLearn More
At BCWH, we aim to create environments that are timeless in design and thoughtful in approach. We are constantly working to use buildings and landscapes as teaching tools. By showcasing sustainable elements, each structure can help to educate about the impact that the built environment has on resource and energy usage. As the only national conference bringing together experts and stakeholders to influence sustainability throughout K-12 schools and school districts, the annual Green Schools National Conference offers an opportunity to learn about creative strategies for implementing green and sustainable schools and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools. During this year’s conference, Erin Richardson and Allison Powell found one session particularly interesting and relevant to their dedication to creating sustainable learning environments. Phoebe Beierle, Sustainability Manager, Boston Public Schools, and Kristin Metz, Education Consultant, presented on the building and sustainment of outdoor learning spaces through the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI). BSI was established in 1996 Learn More »
Regardless of project type and scope, we begin our design work with an image of the completed project in mind: a vibrant place that is well suited to its purpose, firmly rooted in context, capable of sustaining a legacy of service and embraced by a community of stakeholders.
VCU Academic Learning Commons
VCU Academic Learning Commons wins Best Institutional ProjectLearn More
We are proud to announce that Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Academic Learning Commons took home an award for Best Public Space at the 13th Annual GRACRE Real Estate Awards ceremony! BCWH had the pleasure of attending the ceremony last night at the County Club of Virginia. Winners were chosen based upon the projects overall impact on the community, economic impact, innovation and complexity. BCWH collaborated with KSS Architects and Baskervill on the new Academic Learning Commons. Read more about the project here.
Christchurch School Science Building
Christchurch School Science BuildingLearn More
BCWH was engaged to assist this private boarding school situated on the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County in the development of a long range campus master plan. Consistent with earlier patterns of development, this plan would guide the placement of new buildings and, in some instances, stipulate the removal of existing buildings to respond to programmatic needs of the School. From this planning exercise, came the decision to design a new 12,500 square foot science