Old Donation School
Virginia Beach City Public Schools replaced the existing Old Donation Center Elementary School and Kemps Landing Magnet Middle School facilities with a single modern school to serve 2nd through 8th grade students.
Kimley-Horn assisted with a site selection study to determine the most suitable location for the new 225,000-square-foot facility for grades 2 through 8. The new school site was designed to allow zero discharge for storms up to a 10-year event. The site also contains a stormwater runnel, bioretention area, extensive geothermal well field, and a wide variety of educational site components. Kimley-Horn prepared the site plans including layout, grading, stormwater design, utility design, and erosion control. This project also involved replacement of existing baseball fields at Point O’ View Elementary School and site improvements at Princess Anne Middle School to accommodate the students displaced during construction. The school was recognized with an honor award in the sustainable development category in the City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission’s 2019 Design Awards Program.