West Towson Elementary School
BKM provided m/e/p design services for the construction of a new comprehensive elementary school conceived to alleviate the overcrowding in the Towson area.
The new school was designed to accommodate a state-rated capacity of 451 students and approximately 25-30 faculty and staff. This spacious school was built adjacent to the existing Ridge-Ruxton School, which remained in operation during and after construction. West Towson is Baltimore County Public School's first school designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification. The three-story building has a minimized footprint to preserve open space. The green roof over three kindergarten rooms was designed to reduce storm-water runoff and insulates the spaces below.
- Client Baltimore County Public Schools
- Size 57,640 SF
- Cost $16.2 M
- Architect Design Collective, Inc.
- LEED Silver
- Green roof