Tilghman Elementary School, Renovations and Additions

Tilghman, Maryland

  • FIRM

    BMK Architects

  • CLIENT

    Talbot County Public Schools

  • AREA

    28,685 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $4,843,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    6/2003

Tilghman Elementary School is in the remote Eastern Shore community of Tilghman, Md. In addition to serving the school-age students of this community, the facility is designed to provide a public healthcare wellness center, a branch location for the public library, and a training and conference center for local emergency services.

The original 14,200-square-foot ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY175COST PER SQ FT$168.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation Elementary School was constructed in 1958, and was not renovated or modernized until the summer of 2001. The isolation of this small island community required that the project integrate healthcare and public library functions. A new media center with high ceilings and clerestory lighting can be used by students and the community as a public library.

This project involved a complete systematic renovation to replace MEP systems and a functional renovation to adapt the building to the current educational program. The building received a sprinkler system and other life-safety-code upgrades.