The Wakefield High School replacement project involves the construction of a new facility to accommodate a population of 1,600 students, and will serve as a replacement for the existing 60 year old building. This school is one of the three public comprehensive high schools in Arlington County.
Downey & Scott performed cost engineering and value engineering services on this $92,734,000 project. This project consists of the demolition to the existing high school, and the construction of a new 380,000 GSF four-level school which features 50 classrooms, a large student commons area, state-of-the-art science labs, music and art rooms, media center, 625-seat auditorium, two gyms, new athletic fields, two indoor pools, a diving well, and a geothermal heating and cooling plant. This LEED project is expected to achieve Gold.