Robert E. Aylor Middle School Replacement

Updated Aylor Replacement Model

Project Timeline

The Robert E. Aylor Middle School addition and renovation first appeared on the Frederick County Public Schools 2004-2009 Capital Improvements Plan. In November 2017, the School Board elected to change the project from an addition and renovation project to a replacement. A Condition Assessment Report for the facility that was completed by OWPR Architects and Engineers in September 2017 found that 50 percent of site elements, 82 percent of plumbing components, 85 percent of HVAC systems, 52 percent of finishes and 73 percent of electrical components in the school have reached their average useful life. Since the estimated cost of renovating the school exceeded 75 percent of the cost of building a replacement, the School Board elected to replace the facility. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2021.  

School Design

RRMM Architects has been awarded a contract for professional architectural and engineering services for the planning, design and construction administration of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School. The school will be designed to accommodate the greatest number of students and possible future expansion without affecting the ability to implement current instructional pedagogy and the integration of technology. It is likely the school’s design will be similar to that of Frederick County Middle School and include collaborative learning spaces.