The school system considers construction projects carefully as each project goes through a myriad of stages from concept to completion.
Starting with school year 2012-13, parents and community members may follow each of our major construction projects as they move through the stages of the process.
The HCPSS plans to build a new elementary within the planned community of Oxford Square in Hanover to accommodate the increased student population along the Route 1 corridor. It will be built on a parcel adjacent to the Thomas Viaduct Middle School.
The intent of the project is a complete systemic renovation of the existing building. Although this project is not being driven by building capacity, upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems are the priority for this project.
The purpose of the project is expanding and renovating parts of the Swansfield Elementary School building. The project includes a 100 seat addition and is intended to provide a systemic renovation of the existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and other aging systems in the building.
The project calls for the expansion of the educational spaces and renovation of the existing facility including new electrical, mechanical, plumbing, technology, roofing and life safety systems as applicable per the recent feasibility assessment survey.
Wilde Lake Middle School specifically serves the Town Center of Columbia. It is important that the school prepare to meet the demands of the higher student population as Columbia continues to grow.
To address functional deficiencies in the school along with a growing student population, additions will be added to accompany more students and renovations will upgrade the building’s systems.
A growing student population called for expanded space to keep pace with HCPSS programmatic requirements. Proposed developments included increased classroom space and extended emergency vehicle access lanes.
The primary focus was to address the conversion of the open space teaching pods into individual classrooms. In addition, administrative offices were relocated and the health suite was developed to meet current state standards.
The renovation project addressed the continued population growth of Columbia West and Southeastern regions that affect the elementary school along with the expected influx of students by the year 2019.
The HCPSS built Thomas Viaduct Middle School within the planned community of Oxford Square in Hanover to accommodate the increased student population along the Route 1 corridor.
Below is a definition of project stages. As projects travel through these stages, up-to-date information and supporting documentation will be posted regularly.
- Concept Development Stage A summary and supporting documentation about the project, including any approvals necessary before the project can begin.
- Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Stage Meeting notes and presentations from all of the PAC meetings.
- Schematic Design Stage Concept drawings based on the PAC recommendations.
- Design Development Stage Information on the design details based on the approved schematics.
- Construction Document Stage Information on the construction details based on the approved designs.
Office of School Construction
10910 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-6805; 410-313-7188 (F)