Snowden Farm Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) : Clarksburg, MD

This new, $25.7M, 87,000-SF elementary school evolved from the MCPS prototype (the 5th prototype school) and serves as a neighborhood hub located in the heart of the Clarksburg community. Each prototype version has attempted to fit into the community it serves, offering the latest technologies and current learning pedagogies. Designed to accommodate 754 students, the floor plan includes floor-to-floor and ceiling heights, structural arrangement, and fenestration; and instructional spaces organized around a courtyard. The light-filled classrooms feature a Boxlight interactive panel, giving students the opportunity to learn through one-to-one technology; and flexible furniture reconfigurable for project-based learning and varied groupings, increasing student engagement. JPA provided MEP/FP services for this LEED Gold (also tracking Green Globes and IgCC requirements) school.

Architect: Grimm+ Parker
Photographer: Sam Kittner

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