Anne Arundel County Public Schools
old mill west high

Anne Arundel County (Md.) board approves design for new high school

April 14, 2020
Old Mill West High School is to be built in Severn, Md., with a capacity of 1,882 students.

The Anne Arundel County (Md.) School Board has approved a design a new $157 million high school.

The Capital Gazette reports that Old Mill West High School is to be built on a nearly 50-acre agricultural site in Severn.

The high school would have a capacity of 1,882 students and include a regional special education program for 80 students.

The three-story facility will encompass about 300,000 square feet, the plan states. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2024.

The three-story academic space will contain core and specialized instructional programs. The classroom section will be linked to the media center, gym, cafeteria, and administration by two connecting corridors at the first and second floors. This layout will enable the classrooms to receive maximum daylight and ventilation, as well as limiting access to the classrooms after hours.

A courtyard will occupy the space between the main building and the classroom bar, providing an opportunity for outdoor educational space.

The design plan calls for a campus that aims for LEED Silver certification. It will be designed to provide natural light throughout the building to the greatest extent possible and to allow for maximum visual supervision and security of entry and open spaces.

The architect of record is GWWO Architects.

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