Talbott Springs Elementary School

Project Highlights

Location: Columbia, MD

Architect: TCA Architects

Delivery Method: Construction Management Agency

Owner: Howard County Public School System

Contract Amount: $36.2 M

Project Summary

The 88,229 SF replacement school was uniquely designed as a two-story structure with an ‘H’ shaped configuration on a 10-acre site. The existing school remained occupied and operational while the replacement school was constructed on the same site. The old school was then demolished, and athletic fields and a parking lot were constructed in its place. The media center is centrally located, connecting the single-story administration, gymnasium, and cafetorium wing to the two-story classroom wing. The school is designed with an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability and incorporates the use of photovoltaic panels. The building is tracking to receive a LEED Silver certification.


Talbott Springs Elementary School received an Honorable Mention for the 2023 Excellence in Construction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington and Virginia.