Bluffton Middle School
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Beaufort County School District | Bluffton, South Carolina
The new Bluffton Middle School campus serves approximately 1,100 students in a high growth area of the county. The school is situated between two arterial roads on a unique site. Complex issues that were addressed through the design included traffic network improvements for the area, jurisdictional wetlands mitigation, seismic considerations, and sustainability features. A new connector road joins existing roads surrounding the site to lessen the impact of traffic in the area. Additionally, jurisdictional wetlands followed a separate, extensive process while design moved forward. Classroom wings and community spaces are oriented to capture natural daylight to minimize energy consumption. Large overhangs with brackets help shade the major elements from direct sunlight while introducing daylighting in the classrooms.
PROJECT COST & DELIVERY
Original Budget of $27,500,000 was met. The project was divided into several bid packages.
All phases of construction were completed on time and the overall project was delivered WITHIN BUDGET. The new facility was occupied during the FY 2010-2011 academic year.
Client Beaufort County School District
Date 2010 (New School) and 2014 (Outdoor Athletics)
Architect AAG Architects
Engineering Power Engineering (Civil), Johnson& King (Structural), Stevens & Wilkinson (MEP)
Contractor Thompson Turner Construction (New School) and MB Kahn (Outdoor Athletics)