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Millersville Elementary School. Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland.

New activity space will be used for programs to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles through the addition of a gymnasium.

Millersville Elementary School’s multipurpose room served as the school’s gymnasium and cafeteria.  No longer meeting modern needs and standard PE curriculum, a 6,000 SF addition is being built onto the school to serve exclusively as a gymnasium.  The new gym features a large climbing wall, and six motorized basketball backstops instruction space with smartboard technology, planning office, ample storage, and restrooms.  The new gym will be available for the community’s use through the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.

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Architecture

The new 25 foot high addition will complement the school with the use of oversized brick in Flemish bond coursing and a metal panel fascia. Designed in the spirit of LEED Silver, large clerestory windows will allow ample daylighting.

Mechanical

A single zone, variable volume, rooftop unit was designed to maintain temperature and humidity set points. The RTU is capable of 100% outdoor air operation and will be equipped with additional energy saving components, and the supply and relief fans will be variable speed with variable frequency drives.

Electrical

All lighting for the gymnasium addition will be LED and will be designed to meet current IES standards and conform to the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The LED’s for interior lighting will be supplied with a color temperature of 3500K and an 80% CRI.

Fire Protection

A new automatic sprinkler system will be designed to meet NFPA standards, Maryland building and fire regulations, and local county ordinances. The addressable fire alarm system will be extended, and a diesel fire pump and 35,000 gallon below grade fire suppression water storage tank are being designed.