Meade High SchoolAnne Arundel County Public Schools

MK’s participation in planning and design improves this high school, seen as a lynchpin for revitalizing this neighborhood which borders the Fort Meade Army installation.

Statistics

Construction Cost
$95 Million
Year Completed
2024
Square Feet
370,000

Team Members Involved

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Marianne K. Crampton, PE
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Nick Wilson, LEED AP
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George Bakalyar
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Craig Blymiller
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Brian LaFon
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Bernie Spielman

Partners

Architect | Smolen Emr Ilkovitch

9211 Corporate Blvd #340
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 770-0177

Project Overview

Serving 2,500 students from Ft. Meade and the surrounding community, Meade High School required extensive renovation and expansion to provide exciting opportunities for its students. Funded by a Department of Defense (DoD) grant and Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ budget, this modern High School seeks to create productive citizens and successful leaders.

Our Approach

MK’s cost estimator supported studies and planning exercises in support of the DoD grant. Once the project funding was secured, MK provided site/civil engineering services for the renovation and addition project at this public high school serving a military installation. Proposed construction includes several building additions located on each side of the existing building, affecting site circulation and parking. Additional CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) measures were incorporated around the site.

The design team created a prominent main entrance, rather than separate entrances for on-base and off-base entry. This required a thoughtful site plan that separated bus traffic, off-base drop-off and parking, and on-base drop-off and parking, all with access to the new main entrance. We worked closely with AACPS transportation to develop safe and effective traffic patterns on site which minimize impact to surrounding roads, reduce congestion on site, and keep pedestrians safe.

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A modernization and addition project at this Charles County Middle School radically changes the pick-up and drop-off process – not only is the experience easier, but the landscaped pedestrian sidewalks add to the beauty of this site.

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Frederick County Public Schools Blue Heron Elementary School

A new elementary school in Frederick County was created in response to growing population and development in the County. This school required extensive coordination with the developer of the adjacent community.

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This new school created an environment which mirrored its original greenfields site. Using submerged gravel wetlands, colorful landscaping, and a bridged swale, MK’s site design integrated existing natural features.

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