Charles F. Bolden Elementary and Middle School

Under Construction: Charles F. Bolden Elementary and Middle School, a two story elementary and middle school for 450 students in grades three through eight. The state-of-the-art school houses an auditorium for performances and events, music rehearsal rooms for band and chorus, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, and classrooms. Building features incorporate the Department of Defense Education Activity’s 21st Century Education Facilities requirements and provide flexible learning spaces and a performance-based learning environment. Sustainable features include daylighting, lighting controls, demand control ventilation, energy recovery, geothermal, high efficiency central equipment, and measurement and verification. This project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.


Architectural acoustics and mechanical system noise control. The acoustical systems are designed to meet the educational design goals of the Department of Defense Education Activity’s 21st Century Schools and LEED for Schools 2009.


Building-wide systems include paging and intercom that also support the building clock.


Buried and aerial outside plant (OSP) campus fiber and copper distribution, and interior systems encompass structured cabling for staff and student networks, IPTV, master clock, paging, and intercom systems.


Electronic access control as well as video surveillance systems. Video intercom stations at the lobby doors and the loading dock enables the administration to grant building access to visitors and for deliveries.

Project Data
Beaufort, South Carolina 85,000 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Sustainability, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Communications, Lighting, Security, Theatrical LS3P COLLABORATIVE LLC

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