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Milford Mill Academy Additions and Renovations

Award-winning renovation and expansion gives current and future students a place to excel.
  • New larger gymnasium added during the school’s renovation project - Gannett Fleming.

    The school's transformation includes a new larger gymnasium and the conversion of the existing gym into music rooms.

  • Milford Mill Academy Renovation and Expansion-Gannett Fleming

    Milford Mill Academy remained open throughout the two-year project.

Baltimore County Public Schools

Windsor, Maryland

Our Role
Construction Management, Architecture, Structural, Site/Civil.

216,0000 square feet
Construction Cost
$20 million
2 Years
  • Additions and renovations provide a safe and modern school environment
  • Entrances comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards to increase accessibility
  • Expanded arts and sports facilities offer students abundant extracurricular programs.

Milford Mill Academy’s rich history and strong brand played central roles in the suburban high school’s renovation and expansion. To stay true to the school’s aesthetics, the project team blended facility enhancements with the architectural style and design of existing structures. The end result is a modernized school featuring improvements to both function and form without losing its mid-20th century character.

What We Did

At the start of the project, Gannett Fleming performed a feasibility study and condition assessment to address the school’s facility needs. The study revealed a need for additional classrooms and recreation areas. Architectural work included a building program analysis, space reconfiguration, and replacement of finishes, new ceilings, and interior and exterior doors.

Throughout nine phases of construction, the academy remained in use, creating a challenge for the project team. Through proactive coordination and scheduling, the project was sequenced meticulously so that construction would not affect areas of the facility in use by students and faculty. Further complicating construction was a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the region on Aug. 23, 2011, requiring the team to perform a complete structural audit of the existing facility and new construction. 

Key Features

  • Cosmetology center, black-box theater, gymnasium, and four classrooms were added, and media center and classrooms were expanded, to offer students expanded academic choices
  • Parking lot stormwater drainage upgraded and 36 parking spaces added, giving students and staff a safe place to park.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • Mechanical and electrical systems operate incrementally to save energy costs
  • New LED lights use less electricity to reduce electric bills
  • Temperature and humidity controls are centralized for an efficient method to manage energy usage.

Awards & Recognition

  • Education Category, 2013, Engineering News-Record MidAtlantic, Best Projects in K-12.

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