Greene County HS & MS Improvements

Complex Additions/Renovation • CM@Risk K-12 Project • Challenging Site Conditions/Logistics
Maintain On-Going Activities in Occupied Buildings • Multi-Phased Construction Scheduling

Greene County Schools (GCPS) engaged VMDO Architects to complete a facilities assessment and long-range visioning study to guide the next 20 years of facilities planning at GCPS. The study analyzed the existing conditions of facilities and enrollment growth projections to identify operational and capital needs for the long-term utilization of the schools and campuses. The results of this study indicated several needs, including core spaces and site improvements.

The initial work involved renovations and additions to William Monroe High School and Middle School as well as site improvements (road reconfiguration, new parking, and landscaping) at the Stanardsville and Ruckersville campuses. Building work included additions, renovations, and reconfigurations, including replacement of major building systems such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical as well as the addition of a sprinkler system to these areas of work.

The entire Greene County community watched this project closely. It involved extremely challenging multi-phased renovations and additions that included occupied facility renovations and infill construction on a constrained combined high school and middle school campus.

Branch Builds implemented thoughtful phased scheduling and advanced safety measures to allow on-going, daily school activities to proceed during construction safely. The project team received an exceptional commendation from both the owner and the architect, who has exceptionally high standards for performance.

The schools opened to students in August 2019 and featured expanded cafeterias and media centers, flex classroom space, and safety improvements.

Location: Stanardsville, VA

Owner: Greene County Public Schools

Architect: VMDO

Size: 62,000sf