Aberdeen High School|
GRIMM +PARKER ARCHITECTS
11785 Beltsville Drive, #1400, Calverton, MD 20705
Total Square Feet:
Sep 2001 to Aug 2004
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Columbia Engineering, Inc. - 6470 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Oak Contracting - 1000 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Gipe Associates, Inc. - 849 Fairmount Avenue, #102, Baltimore, MD 21286
CIVIL/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC - 849 Fairmount Avenue, #100, Baltimore, MD 21286
Aberdeen High School is an educational, cultural, and recreational center for the entire community. Together, the constraints of an already developed, occupied, existing site and a strong educational concept drove the design process. The location of the Ripken Senior Fields dictated that the building be a compact, clearly organized, multi-storied structure. The exterior reflects both the historic and progressive nature of this established community, which sits in an advanced technology zone.
From the south parking lot or the bus loop, a daylit spine connects entries and provides a focal point to all student and community activities, as well as access to the theater, gym, dining area, guidance offices, and administration area.
Building design reflects Aberdeen's program: it is broken into smaller, identifiable academies - freshman, math/science/ technology, humanities and fine arts, serving all students, yet perceived of as individual "houses" within the school. One such house is the Science and Mathematics Academy Magnet Program, which is a pioneering public-private partnership, federally supported by the Department of Defense and Department of Education. Leveraging Aberdeen's scientific and technical capabilities through a research environment creates an exciting opportunity to advance science and math education to a national level.
DIV 04: Brick: Boral, Harmar.
DIV 07: Built-Up: GAF; Architectural Wall Panel System: Dri-Design.
DIV 08: Windows, Curtainwall: EFCO Corporation; Aluminum & Glass Contractor: Spear Window & Glass.
DIV 09: Gypsum: Georgia Pacific; Metal Stud: Dale Industries, Dietrich; Reveals: Pittcon Industries.