New Construction Plan at T. M. Peirce Elementary School

School: Thomas M. Peirce Elementary School

Project Budget: $33,000,000


The new elementary school will be a 77,000 square foot, three story building with brick, metal panel and curtain wall systems on the exterior with a steel structural frame. The height of the building and the proportions of the facades and window patterns will reflect the residential scale of the neighborhood with the classroom wing located on the smaller residential Croskey Street.

Curtain wall will define the front entrance and will not only provide visual security for the administrative offices but will showcase the music and art rooms located on the floors above the entrance. The ground floor cafeteria and media center above will also contain curtain wall and generously sized windows that will look out upon the play yard. The building will also be designed for LEED Gold certification. Both the gymnatorium and the cafeteria are located on the first floor as these spaces are anticipated to be shared by the surrounding community during the school’s off hours.

The intent is to provide a beautiful and safe elementary school that will encompass 21st Century learning environments while becoming a place of pride for the students and a beacon to the surrounding community.

Team Members

Structural: Macintosh Engineering
Civil: K.S. Engineers, P.C.
Mechanical/Plumbing/Low voltage: Snyder Hoffman Associates, Inc.
Estimating: ICI, Inc.
Food Service: Taff S. Nash

Architects: Blackney Hayes
Electrical: DGW Electrical Engineering
Geotech: Earth Engineering
Landscape Architecture: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture
Acoustician: Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC


New School Building

MARCH 2021

Project Start


Project Duration


Project Completion


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Design Progress: 80%
Demolition Progress: 0%
Construction Progress: 0%

T. M. Peirce Elementary School

Environmental Results

There are no environmental testing results at this time.