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Silver Lake Elementary School Additions

Bigger and Better: Appoquinimink’s Silver Lake Elementary grows in size thanks to new additions

Appoquinimink School District determined that they needed to bring Silver Lake Elementary School into the 21st Century. To do so, the building needed to grow to accommodate the influx of new families to the district. To get the school ready for its upgrade, the administrative wing and two adjoining classrooms were completely gutted to make room for a new entrance to the building. The old entrance was hard to find and uninteresting. Now, a new brick covered entryway structure guides visitors into the school building. Students enter a sun-filled common area and assembly space. To increase capacity, a 22,000-sf academic wing was added to the building, introducing 36 new classrooms to the school. The new academic wing breaks grades into five color groups, relegated to five sections of the building, each with five classrooms for each respective subject. In each classroom are 75” TVs.

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Middletown, Delaware
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Concrete, Steel, Masonry

Project Highlights

  • New folding partitions were installed into the building’s pre-existing braced steel roof framing.
  • Fully ADA compliant with automatic wheelchair lifts.
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Robert MacIntosh

Principal, Wilmington


I love to solve problems – Sudoku puzzles, crosswords, cryptograms, brain teasers. Then, there’s combining problem solving with math, drawings and construction that is our trade by nature. By never settling for ‘cookie cutter’ solutions, but instead developing tailored engineering designs specific to each project… well, that makes for a very rewarding career.”

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