$15M Contract to Expand School and
Accommodate Increased Student Population
Rockville, MD – The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City Public Schools have selected Grunley and Samaha Architects for the $15M contract to provide design and construction services for Mount Daniel Elementary School.
The project scope includes a 21,000 square foot renovation and a 64,000 square foot addition to the K-2 school, which will be designed to accommodate 792 students with a total of 85,000 square feet. The three-story addition will include new classroom space, day care offices, and a gymnasium, cafeteria and media center. All of the spaces for community use will be located on the lower entry level, which will promote visual security at entrances and secure the remaining areas of the building.
Mount Daniel Elementary requires extensive classroom expansion due to an increase in student population and entails modernization in order to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The school is currently over capacity by more than 100 children. The school will be completed in October of 2016.
Mount Daniel Elementary School is an international baccalaureate world school with a targeted program focusing on the primary years. The school “prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.”
About Grunley Construction Company
Grunley Construction Company, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning construction firm with expertise in high-profile, complex projects for both public and private sector customers. Headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, Grunley specializes in constructing new facilities as well as renovations, restorations and modernizations of large-scale commercial, institutional, and government buildings. We have a staff of over 310 construction industry professionals, including architects, engineers, LEED® Accredited Professionals, historic preservation experts, project executives, project managers, superintendents, tradesmen, and support staff. Our annual revenues are $350 million and our bonding capacity is $1 billion aggregate.