Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Clark, in association with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC, provided development, design, construction, and finance services for the turnkey delivery of the 136,000 square-foot Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Clark worked with Falls Church City Public Schools to determine the most viable site location and program and proposed alternative financing structures to reduce project costs.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School features technologically advanced flexible-learning environments. A steel structure with a concrete foundation of retaining walls and spread footings supports the façade, which consists of brick, split-faced block, corrugated metal panels and operable windows. In addition to classrooms, the program includes a cafeteria/auditorium, gymnasium, art lab, library, media production area, and science and computer rooms. The project foundation consisted of geo-piers and spread footings.
This project was the first Public-Private Partnership project awarded in Virginia to build an educational facility using the Public Private Educational Facility & Infrastructure Act of 2002.