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John B. Dey Elementary School Modernizations

Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Square Feet: 98,000
Market: K-12 Education
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Special Features:
Originally built in 1956, modernizations to John B. Dey Elementary School increased its useful life up to 50 years.

Speight Marshall Francis served as Structural Engineer of Record and Agent 1 Special Inspector for a complete school modernization which now provides John B. Dey Elementary students with a flexible, 21st-century learning environment including a spacious outdoor courtyard in the middle of the school. The existing 76,000 square foot school was renovated and 22,000 square feet of new construction was added including a new gymnasium. The library was transformed into a modern media center. A new geothermal heating and air conditioning system was installed. The $19M project also included site improvements necessary for the modernization and associated amenities. Designed to achieve LEED-certified status.

Rendering courtesy of HBA Architecture & Interior Design.