Two Schools Win Gold Design Awards

Moseley Architects accepted two Gold Design Awards at the annual 2013 Virginia School Board Association’s (VSBA) Annual Convention. Projects recognized included the Loch Lomond Elementary School in Manassas and the Indian River High School in Chesapeake.

The VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture takes place every year in conjunction with the annual convention held in Williamsburg, VA from November 20-22. Nine firms submitted a total of 15 entries in the areas of new construction, renovation, and adaptive use of existing space. Moseley Architects is one of three winning firms.

Moseley Architects partnered with Prince William County Public Schools to develop an expanded and modernized design for Loch Lomond Elementary School. In addition to a new more prominent entry to the facility, the updated school includes new state-of-the-art classrooms, a new administration area, a new clinic, a new activity room, and a new art and music room. Renovations were focused on the media center and the kitchen underwent an update with new equipment.

Moseley Architects collaborated with City of Chesapeake Public Schools to update Indian River High School, which was originally design in the 1960s. The school’s new spaces provide for utility intensive science labs, a media center with clerestory lighting, support spaces for the arts, and a culinary arts lab. Classrooms now offer a fully integrated technology and sound reinforcement system to accommodate today’s academic and instructional requirements. Building security was enhanced throughout the facility to foster staff and student safety.

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training, and services. The association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.