location
977 Blue Prince Road
Bluefield, WV 24701
size
47,400 SF
completion
January 2019
cost
$12.5 Million
awards
2020 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture for New Construction

Mountain Valley Elementary School located in Green Valley, WV will serve approximately 400 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

The facility will replace the existing Ceres Elementary School as well as house students from Glenwood PK-8 and Brushfork Elementary Schools to help eliminate overcrowding.

The school includes a PE room, cafeteria, full commercial kitchen, media center, combined art/music classroom, and a computer classroom. The classrooms are arranged so the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms are all on one side of the main entrance, segregated from the remainder of the classrooms. Grades 1-5 are on the opposite side of the entrance in a two-story arrangement. The shared spaces, such as the media center, PE room, cafeteria, and administration suite, are all located in the center of the building.

The exterior of the building is designed to have a 'lodge' look. To accomplish this, all of the classrooms, as well as the main entrance, have sloped metal roofs. The exterior materials are a combination of brick, metal panel, and stone veneer. The school is designed with ICF exterior walls and polished concrete floors throughout.

The site includes a separate bus loop and parent loop on the front of the building and an isolated service drive on the backside of the facility. A maintenance drive is also included to allow access to an existing cemetery on site.

location
977 Blue Prince Road
Bluefield, WV 24701
size
47,400 SF
completion
January 2019
cost
$12.5 Million
awards
2020 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture for New Construction