Theodore G. Davis Middle School

Waldorf, Maryland

  • FIRM

    Stantec Architecture

  • CLIENT

    Charles County Public Schools

  • AREA

    128,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $25,870,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2007

Theodore G. Davis Middle School is a two-story building enriched with daylight, the latest teaching technology and sustainable features that minimize the school’s operating costs. The design incorporates the school-within-a-school concept for each grade level. Main Street connects the two houses with central support spaces, and each grade level is situated in a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$202.00FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas house.

The building incorporates sustainable-design concepts such as operable, low-E windows in every classroom that minimize the heat gain from sunlight and allow for natural ventilation during the spring and fall. Electrical lighting and power systems use energy-conservation techniques, and individual room controls allow for temperature regulation.

The middle school is part of a 280-acre educational complex comprised of an elementary and high school; a community-service complex; and a library, fire station and police station. The entire campus is wireless. Every classroom in the school is equipped with an LCD projector tied to the school network, and each instructional area has distance-learning and videoconferencing capabilities.