The Madeira School

The Madeira School Dorms

The Madeira School is a grade 9-12 boarding/day school for girls in McLean, VA. The dormitories were originally constructed in 1930 and had never undergone a major renovation. The existing plaster walls and original wood moldings on the first- through third-floor corridors and exterior walls remained in place to keep the original campus's historic. The Main Dorm renovation consisted 23,000 GSF on four levels with 29 beds, two faculty apartments, offices, demolition of the existing raised terrace with storage rooms under it. Additionally, construction included a 3,700 GSF addition on the lower level with a bluestone terrace at the first floor and stone veneer using the salvaged stone from the demolished terrace structure. The East and West Dorm projects each consisted of the renovation of 9,900 GSF on four levels with 27 beds , two faculty apartments, and the construction a new below-grade terrace. A new geothermal system consisting of thirty 600’ deep geothermal wells was constructed to serve the campus. The central area bounded by three dorms and two classroom buildings was completely reconstructed with bluestone walks, stone walls, and cobble gutters. New landscaping was installed throughout the Oval and around the renovated dorms.

"This has been the smoothest construction project at Madeira in 10 years! I expect there will be more projects for APM at Madeira soon."
– Dr. Braughn Taylor, Former CFO / Treasurer The Madeira School