Grunley to Design and Construct a New Child Development Center at Pax River

Grunley to Design and Construct a New Child Development Center at Pax River

March 10, 2011

Grunley to Design and Construct a New Child Development Center at Pax River

NAVFAC Washington has awarded Grunley and its joint venture partner, a $13 million contract to design and construct a 40,000 SF single-story Child Development Center at Patuxent River, MD Naval Air Station. The facility will provide child care, family home care, pre-school enrichment programs, and before and after school programs for approximately 300 military personnel children. The design team will include The Lukmire Partnership (Architect) and S3E Klingemann (MEP Engineer) who will work together to design the building to achieve a LEED® 2.2 Silver certification.

The facility will provide child care, family home care, pre-school enrichment programs, and before and after school programs for approximately 300 military personnel children.

The new center will be designed to allow plenty of natural lighting into the corridors and have a homelike feel. The child activity rooms will be inviting and provide a conducive learning environment. Activity rooms will be grouped by age ranging from infant to toddler. Other spaces include support staff offices and a full service kitchen. The exterior will have a residential character using a brick façade, metal panel roof, and aluminum framed doors and windows. The design is expected to be complete by January 2012; construction is scheduled for completion in June 2012.

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