After the successful completion of Upper School and Middle School improvements, the Lower School campus renovation became a high priority. Like the outdated and inefficient classroom buildings, the exterior play spaces and vehicular/pedestrian circulation patterns were conflicting and unsafe by modern standards. Completed in 2001, the improved Lower School Campus includes ample parking, age-appropriate equipment, and a combination of new architecture and site walls to provide secure containment for both active play areas and passive courtyard spaces.
Several years later, HG Design Studio was part of the design team that expanded the loop road and parking lot for the Dining and Academic Commons at Collegiate School. With input from the school and community members, our designers developed landscape, hardscape and lighting plans including accent paving patterns, a pedestrian bridge, colorful planting and safety amenities. We took this project from schematic design through construction administration, and guided the plans through Henrico County’s review and approval process.
We continued our relationship with the Collegiate School by providing landscape architecture and construction administration for the team that completed the school’s new aquatics center. The highlight of the building is the inclusion of the record-setting pool from the Omaha Olympic Trials, which was dismantled, shipped to its new location in Virginia and reassembled for this natatorium. HG created full landscape plans, including planting plans, hardscape designs, accent lighting plans and irrigation plans.