Construction of the new Beverly Farms Elementary School in Potomac, Md., was part of Montgomery County Public Schools ongoing revitalization/expansion program. Following a feasibility study, it was determined that demolition of the existing building and construction of a new school was the most cost-effective approach.
The school district conducted a series of community involvement sessions to obtain input regarding the new school, which was located in a residential neighborhood of large, free-standing houses. Architectural design for the project was provided by Muse Architects, Bethesda, Md. The firm participated in the community input sessions.