Architecture Plans are at 85%
Plans for the new middle school are nearly complete. Check out the progress and further information in this presentation.
Plan for Students During Construction
During the Modernization Project, Poquoson Middle School students will be in portable classrooms on the grounds of Poquoson Elementary School and Poquoson High School. Trailers will begin to arrive in mid-January and placement will take about two months, depending on the weather. There will be 18 trailers on the PES campus and two trailers on the PHS campus.
For details of the plan, take a look at this presentation!
With a total project budget of $17 million, PCPS is working to design the modernization project within the framework of available funding.
Priorities for the project include:
- Provide 21st century learning environment
- Address all structural and building system issues
- Update finishes
- Address areas of building that have potential to flood
- Address building envelope/energy efficiency
- Address gym lobby, restroom and locker room issues
- ADA Accessibility – second floor connector/elevator
An Analysis of Poquoson Middle School
Beginning in September 2012, a facility analysis of Poquoson Middle School was initiated by Poquoson City Public Schools. Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects and a team of consulting engineers were contracted to evaluate the existing physical conditions of the facility and make recommendations for upgrading through repairs, renovations and modernization. This analysis was by no means an exhaustive facility study and did not include site issues or the delivery of the educational program.
PMS has had multiple building renovations, additions and mechanical/electrical renovations since the building's original construction. Starting with the initial construction in 1932 and ending with the last addition in 1994, the facility is comprised of 11 different phases of construction and is served by multiple types of HVAC systems and three different electrical services fed from two separate transformers.
The scope of the modernization project will take these findings in consideration as well as the input of PMS staff, PCPS administration and the Poquoson community. The final scope of the PMS Modernization Project will be determined during the design phase and will be detailed on this site.