School of Education Building

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The College of William and Mary's new School of Education Building is currently under construction. Current construction updates, including an artist's rendering of the new building and progress photographs, can be found at the School of Education's website: The new facility will house the university's nationally-ranked School of Education and will bring all of its academic programs, outreach centers, and research projects together in a single setting.

Construction Update

From (accessed 11 February 2009):

"The future School of Education building got more good news recently when members of the Virginia General Assembly approved $5.4 million for the project to move forward with planning and design.

"There are few projects as important to the long-term mission of our College as our new education building and few people as important to us - as we were reminded this session -- as our local advocates Sen. Tommy Norment and Del. Phil Hamilton," said William and Mary President Gene R. Nichol. "We are deeply grateful to them, to our full local delegation, and to Governor Kaine, none of whom have ever met an advocate the likes of Dean Virginia McLaughlin."

"The funding for the School of Education will allow the College to stay on schedule with planning the new facility, as well as fund any demolition work associated with constructing the academic building at the site of the former Sentara Williamsburg Community Hospital on Monticello Avenue. The College is planning to construct a new 109,000 square foot School of Education facility, to open in 2010, at the site of the former hospital. The College requested the $5.4 million as a budget amendment to the current biennial budget to fund planning and demolition costs associated with the new building.

"The new facility represents an investment into the next generation of educators said McLaughlin, dean of the school of education. The school currently serves more than 20,000 educators and administrators across the state through training and technical assistance activities. That number to only increase with a new facility, which will also serve roughly 90 faculty and staff, 150 undergraduate and 650 graduate students, McLaughlin said.

  • Cost: $7.2 million (Project budget action is pending in the 2008 General Assembly)
  • New GSF: 109,000
  • Start Date: Fall 2008
  • Finish Date: Spring 2010
  • Design Team: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Contractor: Barton Malow Company
  • Progress: Construction documents have been priced to generate a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract that is within budget. Construction documents have been reviewed and site work started in October. Foundation work is in progress and structural steel will begin to be erected in November. Completion of the project is scheduled for spring, 2010. During the winter 2009 General Assembly session, the College will seek additional funding for equipment and furnishings.
  • Web Site:

Building Committee:

Joe Martinez , Project Manager

Anna Martin, Vice President, Administration

Virginia McLaughlin, Dean, School of Education

Martha Sheets, Senior Planner

Bob Dillman, College Building Official , Facilities Management

Wayne Boy, Associate Director, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction

Dave Shepard, Acting Associate VIce President, Facilities Management

Tom Ward , Associate Dean, School of Education

Jennifer Putnam, Assistant to the Dean , School of Education

Chris Gareis, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, School of Education

Rip McAdams, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Counseling Education Center, School of Education

Patty O'Neill, Director of Development, School of Education

Construction Timeline

Revise _ - _ 2007: Demolition of Williamsburg Hospital

February 6, 2009: Topping out ceremony held