Design phase of Reston’s Armstrong ES renovation nearly complete

The design phase of the renovation at Reston’s Armstrong Elementary School is nearly complete.

The project — which would boost the building’s design capacity from 784 to 800 students and add 126,00 square feet of space — is on track to begin construction in the spring of 2024.

Completion is expected in the summer of 2026, according to project staff.

It will include a revamped administrative wing with a new main entrance, a new library, a new extension of a classroom wing, and two new Pre-K classrooms. Renovations are also planned for general learning classrooms and support spaces, bathrooms, plumbing and mechanical systems, and new outdoor play areas.

A community meeting on the project is slated for tonight (Thursday) in the school cafeteria of the school (11900 Lake Newport Road). The hour-long meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Because the project is in the design stage, only minor changes may be incorporated.

“At this stage in the design process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered,” Fairfax County Public Schools says.

It’s led by architect Hord Coplan Macht, with civil engineering by Pennoni and structural engineering by Ehlert Byran.

Permitting is expect to take roughly a year, according to a staff presentation. The project is funded by a 2021 bond.

The school currently has 362 students enrolled. It is ranked 49 of 63 schools in the school system’s renovations queue, which was approved in 2009.

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