The Prince George's County Board of Education held its official groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the Hyattsville Area Elementary School project. The project involves the construction of a 2-story, split-level elementary school of approximately 92,000 gross sq ft with a frame structure and masonry facade.
This project will provide for needed classroom space and a modern, state-of-the-art educational facility for elementary school students. The new school will be designed to meet changing program and technology needs. The design will further reflect the growing role of computer technology in education and will seek to provide an environment in which future changes in technology can be readily accommodated. The proposed program will include general education courses including, Vocal and General Music, Special Education, Art, Science, ESOL, and a Computer Lab. The school is being designed to achieve a LEED Gold Certification.
In attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony was Amber Waller, Prince George’s County Board of Education, Dr. William R. Hite, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Gloria Mikolajczyk, R.A., MD State Department of Education, Will Campos, Prince George’s County Council, District 2, Peter Winebrener, AIA LEED AP, REFP, Hord-Coplan-Macht, John Harris, AIA LEED AP, Hord-Coplan-Macht, and Gerard Heiber, LEED AP BD+C, Sigal Construction.