Montgomery County Public Schools
With portions of the school dating to the 1930s and multiple additions and renovations over the years, the original Potomac Elementary School had surpassed its useful life. Moseley Architects collaborated with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on a feasibility study that concluded the school should be replaced with a new facility on the same site. The design also features strategies to create a secure learning environment, including locating administrative offices at the corners of intersections for clear, unobstructed supervision. The school’s courtyard offers a secure, outdoor learning environment and access to natural light for interior classrooms. The school is designed with seven shell classroom spaces that will be constructed and outfitted with infrastructure to accommodate increased enrollment for years to come.