Magnolia Middle School Systemic Renovation

Joppa, MD

As prime consultant, BKM provided MEP design services for the systemic renovations to Magnolia Middle School, a multi-story, 150,000 square foot middle school constructed in the 1970’s. The facility contains classrooms, a library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and administrative offices to support over 1,000 students and staff members.

The project included the replacement of  all major mechanical equipment within the building including two new 250 ton water cooled magnetic bearing chillers, high efficiency condensing boilers with conversion from oil to gas, new chilled, condenser and heating water pumps, multiple air handling unit replacements as well as replacement of all VAV terminals and associated ductwork in each classroom.  Electrical upgrades included new lighting, and all branch circuit wiring and wiring devices. The work provided all new mechanical equipment for the entire building to improve operation and efficiency, to meet the current Maryland Department of Education (MDE) standards and most importantly to enhance the educational environment within the school facility.

Project Details

  • Client Harford County Public Schools
  • Size 149,100 SF
  • Cost $8.3 M
  • Architects Grimm + Parker Architects

Sustainability Details

  • High efficient mechanical systems