Virginia Episcopal School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in Lynchburg, Virginia. As they prepare for their Centennial Celebration, they are looking towards the school’s future needs and upgrading a number of their existing buildings to better match their needs.
Downey & Scott was hired to act as both Construction Manager / Owner’s Representative and Commissioning Authority on the renovation of two major buildings on campus with a combined project budget of $7,225,000.
The Van Every Athletics Facility is a $1.4 million project that was completed in the fall of 2014. With 35 faculty members, 230 students and 26 sports teams, their needs for the Van Every Athletic facility have expanded from when it was dedicated in 1996. Downey & Scott assisted the school in meeting and contacting neighbors to discuss the upcoming changes and noise, they made sure that the demolition and construction area was clearly mark throughout the project, they personally met with utility companies to discuss changes and hook ups, and they kept an eye on the Erosion & Sediment controls to make sure dirt and debris didn’t get on the road - all while school was still in session.
Downey & Scott also acted as Construction Manager / Owner Representative for this $5.8 million historic adaptive reuse renovation project that is transforming the 65-year old King Field House into the William King Center for Arts & Leadership. Project houses a 350-seat Theatre, which includes dressing rooms, separate stage area, stage shop, practice suites, recording studio, music classrooms and a music director’s office. Selective demolition was necessary to raise many areas of the King Center up to current codes.