KCI provided site/civil engineering, landscape architecture, forestry, and construction administration services for the demolition of Dundalk High School and the construction of a new 365,307-square-foot facility to house programs of both the original Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School, which was located a few miles from the site.
Our team assisted GWWO in developing a set of phased construction documents to provide the faculty and students with an updated, $79 million facility that meets current county and state academic requirements, as well as current building codes. Engineers prepared an extensive existing document and completed on-site research to provide the county with a recommendation regarding all site related items including paving, pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns, utilities, stormwater management, and landscaping.
Site work included the complete demolition of the building, all paving and utilities and the design of a new student drop-off, main parking facility, and a separate bus loop to serve the new building, which was constructed on the athletic fields of the 42.7-acre site. A phased construction plan allowed the existing high school to remain functional during construction. A new track facility and athletic fields were constructed where the existing building had been located. Our team of landscape architects also completed a forest stand delineation of the site, prepared a report and completed a forest conservation plan. The landscape design plans were developed with a focus on native species.
Utility design included a new closed storm drain system for the building, student drop-off, parking facility and bus loop, as well as the unpaved areas surrounding the new building. An upgraded water line service and a new sanitary sewer system was constructed. The stormwater management design consisted of above ground micro-bioretention areas located on the eastern side of the site throughout the new parking area.
Through innovative site planning and building design the new school achieved a Silver LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.