July 26, 2016
Picture This: Louisa County High School
By: Craig Kotarski
After a 5.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks struck Louisa County in August 2011, Louisa County High School was left damaged and desolate. Timmons Group was eager to help the County and began evaluating the project. Since the earthquake caused severe structural damage, building a new school was the most beneficial option for moving forward.
The new Louisa County High School is a 280,315 square foot, 3-story masonry and curtain wall building that opened in August 2015 for students.
The newly built school contains an 800-seat auditorium, main and auxiliary gymnasiums, cafeteria, media center, fitness center, classroom wing, locker rooms, administrative offices, and separate CTE Building.
Parking improvements, sidewalks, service areas and drives, and bus loop were added to the site. Parking was also added to accommodate public use of the fitness center.
Timmons Group provided civil engineering services for the project, including new domestic water, sanitary sewer and stormwater retention, in addition to the new separate drives for automobile and bus traffic on campus.