Design and Construction
Mr. Larry Hartwick, LEED AP, Director of Design and Construction
The vision of the Department of Design and Construction is to approach the design and construction process with a belief that the educational environment must be the driving force in designing and constructing educational facilities with the intention of modernizing to today's standards.
The Department of Design and Construction is responsible for all design and construction that takes place within the buildings or grounds of St. Mary's County Public Schools.
- Prepare and evaluate the needs for new and existing facilities while in the programming phase of design to ensure conformance to code, requirements of Maryland State Public School Construction Program, and St. Mary's County Public Schools' policies and guidelines.
- Organize necessary design professionals as may be required to prepare required documents for permitting, bidding, and construction.
- Oversee construction activities to ensure adherence to contract documents and industry standards.
- Integrate sustainability into all aspects of planning, recognizing that education is the key stone in having a sustainable community.