Benfield Elementary School

Location: Severna Park, MD

GC / CM: Jacobs Project Management

Completed: May 2016

Building Size: 90,000 Square Feet

Building Type: K-12

Benfield Elementary School

The Benfield Elementary School was a full phased renovation and addition that doubled the size of the school. All interior spaces were demolished, reducing the L-shaped building to its shell, and a new L-shaped structure was added to create a looped circulation route around a new courtyard space large enough to hold two classes and suitable for nature play and lunching outside. Furthermore, art and science egress to an enclosed garden, further extending the classroom. While students are learning about butterflies in science, they are drawing them in art, all while experiencing them first-hand and seamlessly blending the curriculum.