J.R. Tucker High School, Henrico County Public Schools

Henrico, Virginia


Henrico County Public Schools


265,000 sq.ft.

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Completion Date


Design team
Stephen Halsey AIA REFP (Managing Principal); Corey McCalla AIA (Project Manager); Scott Shady (Construction Contract Administrator), Jackie Hall CID, Yvonne LeFrancois CID (Interior Designers); Kathy Brown (Architectural Support); Stephen Lyons PE (Mechanical Engineer); Russell Roundy (Electrical Designer); Josh Landis (Plumbing Designer); Michael Zazzaretti (Structural Designer); Chris Deker PE (Structural Engineer)

A thoughtful update to Henrico County Public Schools’ high school design to create parity between educational facilities across the district and a carefully choreographed phased construction plan on a tight timeline moved J.R. Tucker High School into the 21st century. The updated design considered the many ways that the interior spaces needed to support several of the county’s specialty programs. The design team captured additional square footage on the second floor above the culinary arts lab and serving lines to meet rising capacity needs without changing the building footprint. Flexible and multipurpose design criteria shaped the advancement of the prototype with a vertically connected library through the learning stair and extended learning spaces throughout the building.

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Associated Firm

Timmons Group; Downey & Scott; Foodservice Consultants Studio; Polysonics; France Environmental; Malone Photography; S.B. Ballard Construction



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Carpet by J&J Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Action Floor Systems
Brick/Masonry by WR Meadow
Brick/Masonry by Stego Industries
Brick/Masonry by Quikrete
Brick/Masonry by BASF
Brick/Masonry by Sika Sarnafil
Brick/Masonry by Hohmann & Barnard, Inc.
Brick/Masonry by Wire-Bond
Brick/Masonry by York Building Products
Brick/Masonry by Karnak
Cabinets by Julian Swain
Cabinets by Formica
Cabinets by Nycom
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by Kirei USA
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Schluter
Door Hardware by ASSA ABLOY
Doors by Kawneer
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Dow
Insulation by NCFI
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Plumbing by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Windows by Kawneer
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Lighting & Accessories by HE Williams
Lighting & Accessories by Coronet
Lighting & Accessories by Tivoli
Lighting & Accessories by Spectrum Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by LSI Indoor Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Beta-Calco
Lighting & Accessories by Times Square Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Insight Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by Hussey Seating
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Cafeteria Furniture by Fleetwood
Classroom Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by Coalesse
Classroom Furniture by Fleetwood
Classroom Furniture by Steelcase
Classroom Furniture by Smith Systems
Library/Media Center Furniture by Spacesaver
Library/Media Center Furniture by Fleetwood
Library/Media Center Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Library/Media Center Furniture by Kimball
Lounge Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by National Office Furniture
Lounge Furniture by Kimball
Lounge Furniture by Steelcase
Lounge Furniture by Coalesse
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by National Office Furniture
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Kimball
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Steelcase
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Coalesse
Office Furniture by National Office Furniture
Office Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Office Furniture by KI
Science Furniture by KI
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Accessories by Sloan Valve
Washroom Accessories by Zurn
Washroom Accessories by Symmons
Washroom Fixtures by Sloan Valve
Washroom Fixtures by Bemis
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bobrick
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Units by Baltimore Aircoil
HVAC Units by Fulton Boiler Works
HVAC Control Devices by Siemens Building Technologies
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Walls/Wall Materials by ClarkDietrich
Walls/Wall Materials by Hilti
Benches/Site Furnishings by ANOVA
Benches/Site Furnishings by Wabash Valley
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