After completing the campus master plan for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, CCCA designed an Upper School to complement the school’s growing K-8 program.
The strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and the abundance of natural light within the building enhance student and staff experiences exponentially and increase productivity and well being. Among the many spaces lined with windows, the facility includes a centrally located classroom and administration wing, media center, visual art classrooms and administrative support spaces. An 11,000-SF competition gymnasium is the core of athletic activity, with a new competition football and soccer venue and ball field, strengthening the athletic program.
Noteworthy: A geothermal ground loop is located beneath the sports field, serving the majority of the building’s heating/cooling needs. In conjunction with increased building envelope insulation values, high-efficiency glazing and lighting, and a software-based building automation system, the school is realizing a 38.6% energy savings.