Lejeune High School Addition/Renovations, Camp Lejeune, NC
To better serve military dependents, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) needed an A-E design team renovate and expand the Lejeune Middle/High School to meet 21st century education requirements. The 21st century learning environments address the multiple, interrelated learning needs of whole child and better prepare them for today’s interconnected, technology-driven world.
USACE Norfolk selected RS&H for our proven ability to lead a fully collaborative parametric design charrette and then effectively provide complete facility programming, planning, engineering assessments, including life-cycle cost analysis, and design.
The school is designed to achieve LEED 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovation Rating System Silver Certification. The design incorporates high-performance sustainable/energy reduction systems, including high-efficiency HVAC system, high-efficiency natural gas boilers for water heating, building envelope optimized for coastal climate, insulated glass units with low-e coating, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, daylighting (including light shelves, window shades, and tubular skylights), lighting controls, and LED lighting. The water-cooled refrigeration system serving the walk-in refrigerator and freezer is 25% more efficient than air-cooled systems. Additional energy-reducing design concepts include a compact floor plan, proper solar orientation/sizing of fenestration to maximize daylight harvesting while minimizing solar exposure and heat, recycled and regional materials, and water-efficient landscaping and water-use reduction. A whole-building energy model was performed that compared the proposed new building to a baseline building as defined in ASHRAE 90.1.
The RS&H team developed full-phased construction drawings that identified the specific demolition, construction, temporary service, and student flows for each phase, allowing the building to be continuously utilized throughout the approximate three-year construction duration. Students will remain in class during construction because the phases ensure daily operations and curriculum are not affected and temporary classroom space is not required.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
|Location||Camp Lejeune, NC|
|Owner||USACE Norfolk District|
Richard C. Hammett, AIA, LEED AP