Madeira

Madeira

Elevating a Historic Campus with Top-of-the-Class Renovations

Madeira is a prestigious, private boarding school located on nearly 400 acres of Potomac riverfront property. Founded in 1906, the campus has always been scenic, but the dated dormitories could no longer support the needs of today's students. Many of the buildings were not up to modern code — thus from a safety and quality-of-living perspective, it was time for an upgrade.

Education projects are synonymous with quick turnarounds, and our Phase I renovation work at Madeira was no exception. The majority of our construction had to be completed over a three-month summer break — while the campus was bustling with summer camp activity. To meet the ambitious deadline, this two-phase project required extensive planning and strategic preconstruction. We used Building Information Modeling (BIM) and reality capture technology to map the underground utilities, identified and then ordered the necessary construction materials, prepped the equipment, and meticulously coordinated with camp directors — all before we ever broke ground.

  • Architect
    Bowie Gridley Architects
  • client
    The Madeira School