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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

LEED Certified Projects

Virginia Beach Middle School LEED Silver - new building


  • Original Building Opened: 1951 – 1952
  • Groundbreaking: February 7, 2008
  • Building Dedication: November 16, 2011

Building Facts

Student Capacity: 950
Building Size: 190,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $51.6 million

Architect: HBA Architecture & Interior Design;
Mike Ross, Architect of Record
Contractor: McKenzie Construction Corporation

Building Highlights

  • Unique design to compliment the Old Beach Neighborhood Aesthetic Guidelines
  • Second-floor media center
  • Three-story classroom wing (one floor per grade level)
  • Art labs and facilities house the middle school visual arts program
  • Connection to the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (CACV) via Ocean Walk
  • Programmatic collaboration with the CACV through the visual arts program
  • Light-filled, three-story “spine” running the length of the building, acts as main circulation
  • Top quality electrical and mechanical systems, designed to offer high energy efficiency
  • Centrally-located faculty work rooms and conference areas (per grade level)
  • Lobby security desk and state-of-the-art surveillance system
  • Newly-completed athletic facilities at Beach Garden Park for use by VBMS
  • Ceiling-mounted projectors in each classroom and state-of-the-art technology throughout the building
  • Emphasis on natural light inside the building
  • Exterior dining space adjacent to the cafeteria
  • Multiple serving lines in the cafeteria
  • 450-seat auditorium
  • Full accommodation of buses, staff parking, and parent drop-off on site with improved separation and circulation patterns
  • Improvements to part of 25th Street, including a traffic “roundabout” with space for sculpture
Last Modified on Monday, April 23, 2018