Sharpsburg Elementary SchoolWashington County Public Schools

A replacement school in Washington County improves the student experience while honoring the local history of the site.

Statistics

Construction Cost
$22 Million
Year Completed
2020
Square Feet
60,000
Acres
12

Team Members Involved

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Marianne K. Crampton, PE
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Paul D. Crampton
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Steve McCalmont
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George Bakalyar
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Seth Glasser​
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Amanda Pizza, PE
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Edy Ruano

Partners

Architect | Smolen Emr Ilkovitch

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

Project Overview

The replacement Sharpsburg Elementary School was designed to be built without disrupting the operations of the existing school on the same site. The new school nestles a much larger footprint into the slope of the site, so though the school will include more space and new amenities, it will not overwhelm the viewshed. The original 1936 school building resides in the Sharpsburg Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places and the project requires coordination with the Maryland Historic Trust.

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Our Approach

MK designed a site which improves parking, bus traffic, and commuter drop-off. In addition, there will be new fields and playgrounds installed. The site was developed into three terraced areas, providing distinct zones for entry, loading and parking, and recreational fields. A memorial garden was also designed to highlight the history of the site. Though the existing building was demolished, foundation stones will remain at the corners of the original school’s footprint, to further explain the history of the area.

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The Results

A new storm water management pond provides careful treatment of stormwater quantity to ensure favorable outfall conditions for the surrounding properties.

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Our civil engineering services were instrumental in the multi-facility campus of the Crofton Complex Master Plan and high school. The 154-acre site will house a high school, middle school, and elementary school.

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Baltimore City Public Schools / Maryland Stadium Authority Fairmount-Harford

From cost estimating the feasibility study to the civil engineering of the site to the proactive advocacy for the development of a IART credit bank with MDE, this project is an example of MK’s commitment to our clients.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus Inpatient Tower

This study of the best way to enhance the Bayview Campus with a new Tower, involved four phases to limit disruption to the campus while delivering a world-class project.

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Community College of Baltimore County Center For Health Professions

CCBC's newest building will house all health-related academic programs. MK provided cost estimating support on this project from the very beginning, through the decision to demolish the existing damaged building and use the opportunity to unite the entire Health Professions program.

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