Elementary School Addition|
210 N. Lee Street, #208, Alexandria, VA 22314
Design/Build: Dec 2013
Construction Period: Dec 2013 to Aug 2014
Total Square Feet: 10,000 Site: 3.65 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 7 classrooms.
Building Sizes: Second floor, 5,000; third floor, 5,000; total,
10,000 square feet.
Building Height: Second floor, 14’ 1”; third floor, 12’ 6”;
Basic Construction Type: Addition (2 story vertical addition).
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, metal panel, curtain wall.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Restl Consulting Engineers - 702 Russell
Avenue, #400, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
General Contractor: Tompkins Builders, Inc. - 2220 25th Place,
N.E., Washington, DC 20018
The expansion of Janney Elementary School involved a two-story addition
constructed on top of an occupied one-story portion of the building. The
design-build team of Tompkins Builders, Inc. and Fanning Howey delivered
the addition while minimizing disruptions to the learning process.
The design-build team’s creative approach involved the off-site
construction of key building components. On weekends, contractors
delivered the finished components to the site, allowing the expansion to
occur without comprising activities in the occupied school.
The creative phasing of construction activities was especially important
given the past history of construction on the Janney campus. In 2013,
the school finished a whole building renovation and addition. While the
project was well received, the process was maligned as intrusive and
In juxtaposition, the 2014 addition is widely praised for the ability of
the design-build team to complete the scope of work while respecting the
students and teachers currently attending Janney Elementary School.
Metal Panels: Kingspan
Building Envelope: Henry
Ground Face Block: Ariscraft
Roofing: Mid-Atlantic Foam, Carlisle
Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Wall, Windows: Kawneer
Interior: Case Systems, Scranton Products, Hager
Flooring: Nora Systems, Inc., Polyflor, Johnsonite, Shaw, Toil
Lighting: H.E. Williams, Prudential, Corelite, Lithonia, Lumark,