West Towson Elementary School

Towson, MD

BKM provided MEP 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.