Harrington Waddell Elementary School
This $12.5 million dollar/17 month project included the complete demolition and reconstruction of Waddell Elementary School in Lexington, Virginia. The existing steel and masonry structure demolition included all building materials and the footings as well. The new structure consists of a mixture of structural components, including concrete retaining walls, structural masonry and structural steel framing. The veneer of the building is composed of a CMU system with a brick veneer.
The new building has classroom space dedicated to grades from kindergarten to 5th grade. The construction of a new gymnasium along with the new art studios, a cafeteria, media center and music studio is included in the overall scope of the project. The interior walls are both CMU and cold formed metal framing with drywall coverings. Flooring finished are mainly VCT, ceramic tile and carpet tile.
Site upgrades include renovated athletic/baseball field, new parking lots, new play areas, a rain garden and a roots and shoot garden for growing vegetables.