PROJECT

Delaware Military Academy
Classroom Building & Military, Arts & Science Building

Wilmington, DE

CLIENTS

Trison Building Concepts
Wilmington, DE
and
Delaware Military Academy
Wilmington, DE

Building One

Classroom Building

The Delaware Military Academy is one of the fist U.S. Navy endorsed charter schools. The academy received its first group of high school students in the fall of 2003. The academy’s site, south of Wilmington, had originally been planned for an office building and a warehouse. Built on a fast-track basis, this first buildings of 18,000 square feet, has classrooms, library, and administrative offices.

The building is characterized by generous natural light, bold exterior forms, and a highly efficient plan. Construction was carried out on a design-build basis at a cost well below the normal range of school construction in Delaware.

Building Two

Military, Arts & Science Building

Previously approved land development plans for an entirely different use set location and maximum footprint for 28,000sf of laboratories, classrooms, drill hall, and offices. The interior minimizes circulation, emphasizes natural light everywhere – including corridors – and zones noisy from quiet areas. The long north wall boldly defines a space for drill and outdoor assembly as well as parking; the similar south wall presents a distinct image from the distant interstate. Extension of these walls beyond the building emphasizes their formal role. The projection from the north wall accommodating main stair and observation deck, marks the entrance and echoes the curves on the Academy’s first building.


1504 North French Street | Wilmington DE, 19801 | Tel: 302.655.1105 | Fax: 302.655.1139