Albemarle High School –
Albemarle High School – Addition and RenovationLearn More
For more than five decades, Albemarle High School has held a prominent position as a center of teaching and learning for the community, evolving through renovations and additions which reflected educational trends of the time. In August 2009, the latest series of additions and renovations carefully weave new spaces into the existing building fabric for 21st century teaching and learning. As part of the new design, the project added new classrooms and science labs, professional
Kaechele Elementary School receives
Kaechele Elementary School receives LEED Silver certification!Learn More
BCWH is excited to announce that our latest new elementary school project, Kaechele Elementary School in Henrico County, has received LEED Silver Certification! The orientation of the building, minimized building footprint (through the use of 2-stories), day-lighting strategies, low-odor (VOC) paints and adhesives, operable windows, CO2 sensors, and natural fabrics are all aspects of the Kaechele’s sustainable design. All of the exterior materials were chosen to be no- or low-maintenance and preferably recycled or recyclable. Additional sustainable design elements for Kaechele include spaces reserved for fuel-efficient vehicles, a white roof to reduce heat-island effect, improved acoustics, and a recycling room.
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.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Awarded LEED SilverLearn More
BCWH is pleased to announce that Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School has been awarded LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools rating system. Richmond Public Schools partnered with BCWH on additions and renovations to the existing middle school which accommodates 800 students as part of the Building the Best Richmond Capital Improvement Program. BCWH’s progressive and high-performance design replaced the aging school, built in 1964, that was determined not cost-effective to renovate following a comprehensive facilities study. New program spaces, including three academic houses, dining facilities, media center, full-size gymnasium, interior courtyards, and associated administration spaces, wrap around the upgraded auditorium space preserved from the existing school. “Design that promotes good indoor air quality, provides natural lighting in occupied spaces and minimizes the affects of the building to the environment are features that made this a successful project,” says Roger Richardson, Principal for the project with BCWH. Martin Luther Learn More »
Varina High School
Varina High SchoolLearn More
Varina High School and BCWH have a history that spans nearly two decades. The relationship began with renovation projects in the mid-90’s, included smaller additions and renovations in the years since, and has continued with the most recent campus-wide update. Over this time, the group has worked together with strategic, targeted strokes to achieve the comprehensive rejuvenation of this 1960’s campus-style school. This most recent project is deeply rooted in themes of identity and community.