This project involved the new construction of a 100,000-SF elementary school to replace the existing school built in 1942. As part of Baltimore County Public Schools, the new Victory Villa Elementary provides capacity for 735 students. During construction, students were moved into temporary swing space for two years, returning to the new Victory Villa Elementary in 2018. The building, which achieved LEED Silver certification, features two connected wings, a main educational wing and an assembly wing. The main wing of the school is two stories and houses classrooms, offices and administrative spaces, as well as a communal media center. The single-story assembly wing features a gymnasium, cafeteria, and music rooms. CEI provided full structural designs for this project, which now serves as a prototype for public school construction in the county.
- Building structural designs included shallow spread footing foundations, concrete slab and bar joist floors, steel framing, exterior stud walls, and brick veneer.
- The school provides recreation and parks spaces shared by students and the local community. Our team provided specific designs to create separations between the publicly accessible spaces and the school.
- CEI also provided designs for demolition of the existing facility, as construction of the new building was partially located within the footprint of the previous school.
- The 100,000-SF elementary school achieved LEED Silver certification.