Sudlersville Middle School
The New Sudlersville Middle School for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is a replacement school for the existing middle school within the town. A feasibility study determined that due to growth and the number of students a building expansion of the existing building could not be accommodated on the site which led to a new building. The building serves 4th through 8th grade and is a 100,000 square foot, two story structure with a 600 student capacity.
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools was committed to building a 21st century school that would support their current educational program, optimize technology, create four educational pods within the building and be flexible for change over the next 40 years. Sustainable design was a cornerstone of the project from the start of design with a goal of minimizing life cycle costs for the building lifespan. Energy Efficiency was developed throughout the project with an integrated design process between the owner, architects, engineers and contractors. Energy modeling was used to evaluate multiple wall and roof designs for both cost and overall impact on the building.
Program space includes special education classrooms as well as music, art, and science rooms. Also included is a state of the art media center, complete with computer lab and reading areas. The kitchen, cafeteria, and gymnasium are located within a central area.
The Building is LEED Gold Certified with over 70% of daylighted spaces, and its projected energy savings is 46.3%. Annually, it is projected that the school will save $156,551 in energy costs, and will have a 54.5% reduction in water use.