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LEED BD+C: Schools v3 - LEED 2009

University School Academic Wing

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
United States

LEED Silver 2017

The new Academic & Science Wing at the University School greatly enhances the curricula of five different departments through spacious classrooms, interactive technology and dedicated communal spaces.

Gently curving away from the main academic and administration building and down the center of a peninsula in the school’s man-made lake, the rectangular structure’s windowed south wall harvests both natural light and solar heat. The three-story building opened for the 2012-13 school year at the independent school for boys’ Hunting Valley, Ohio, location.

The upper two floors of the 52,000-square-foot addition house 25 classrooms for history, math, English and foreign languages, while the lower floor contains classroom-lab suites for physics, biology and chemistry as well as a three-room environmental science suite and a special projects lab. Each of the five departments has dedicated common areas for students to hang out, study, and continue work with faculty after class.

Certified LEED Silver, the building’s myriad energy-conserving and sustainable features are highlighted by a pond-source geothermal system for heating and cooling, a highly efficient insulating envelope, interior design to take advantage of thermal mass, and green roofs. Bioswales collect and filter storm-water, and a new outdoor classroom focuses on the pond and its environment.

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Project details
51,922 sf
9 Mar 2017
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