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aerial view of new Burtonsville ES site

14709 Saddle Creek Drive, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866


Cluster:   Northeast Consortium
Completion Date:   August 2026
Site Size:   10.95 acres
Building Size:   ~100,000 square feet
Building Levels:    
Parking Spaces:   100-120
Cost:   $
Student Capacity:   796
Enrollment Projections:   2023-2024: 610
2024-2025: 606
2025-2026: 610
Architect:   MTFA Architecture
Contractor:   to be determined
Project Manager:   Eleesha Daley, 240-740-7724


Project Objectives

  • Civic identity and welcoming presence
  • Shared arrival experience for pedestrians, cars, and buses
  • Enhanced visibility from administration offices to the parking lot and the bus loop
  • Building mass aligned with street
  • Compact footprint providing more space for play spaces and courts
  • Loading and service screened from the street view
  • Landscaped buffer between the community and school
  • Safety and security
    • Secure classrooms separately from civic program elements (Gym, Multi-purpose, Library, Admin)
    • Media Center on the ground floor allows the civic elements to be grouped more efficiently for after hours use
  • Natural light
    • Maximizes access to daylight for all educational spaces and full time offices
    • Media Center on the ground floor allows for high ceilings and the ability to share light to the corridor
  • Enhanced use of the courtyard
    • Locating Art, Dual Purpose and Media Center adjacent to the courtyard allows for direct access to outdoor learning opportunities
  • Efficient, clear circulation
    • Consolidated classroom wing provides simple circulation with visibility throughout corridors and efficient vertical circulation