A rapidly growing population of school students in the Mid-Atlantic is necessitating the modernization of outdated schools and other public facilities through building renovations, additions, life safety upgrades and sustainable site improvements. School districts rely on architects, engineers and contractors to provide technical guidance for—and design and construction of—safe and sustainable learning centers. CAA is helping Montgomery County Public Schools, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and The French International School design and build new facilities on their campuses. We can help you meet state stormwater management regulations, get your projects LEED-certified and make upgrades to life safety systems.
In 2016, the CAA team was recognized as Design Professional of the Year by Montgomery County Public Shools.
On September 14, 2016, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School dedicated its new 43,000 square-foot Student Center of which CAA staff provided site design services. With a blessing from Bishop Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the new facility was formally opened to the St. Andrew’s community; hundreds of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees, as well as CAA principals Dana Clark and Jason Azar, who attended the event.
The new Student Center comprises two gymnasiums — the new Lions Court and the renovated Holden Court — a fitness center, a dance studio, a student commons area, a café, meeting and gathering space, a display space for student artwork, and a new home for the nationally renowned Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. “In my 15 years, nothing has required more effort or brought me more joy than the Student Center project,” said Robert Kosasky, Head of School..
The CAA team was part of a multi-disciplined team providing a modernization to this elementary school. As part of LEED credits, some of the existing trees were harvested and made into furniture to be used in the new school. Recycled concrete was used for base material for the parked areas, and a green roof was constructed. CAA staff completed the design with the original design budget and obtained site permits prior to the project bid and more than four months prior to the start of construction.