Eastern Shore Community College Work Force Training Center, Melfa, VA

Shriver & Holland Associates (design phase)

Virginia Community College System

Services Provided:
Civil Engineering
Land Surveying
Landscape Architecture

Project Type(s):
Higher Education
State Government

This new 21,000 square feet facility expanded program offerings for the Eastern Shore Community College in such areas as culinary arts, information technology, customer service and self-enrichment programming. The building was completed in 2010 and contains classrooms, office space, computer labs, an applied health lab, industrial training lab, distance learning lab, conference room, lecture hall and warming kitchen.  The project also included a divided entrance roadway from Route 13, which was designed to be a curving roadway, landscaped to achieve a “parkway-like” appearance.  MSA coordinated closely with VDOT for the roadway portion of the project, which was completed in August 2011.


 Initial services included assisting the project architect with preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report for the proposed Work Force Training Facility. We performed an evaluation for expansion of the existing drainfield versus a new or alternative drainfield location/treatment, including the potential for off-site discharge to existing treatment plants. An evaluation was completed for the existing waterworks capacity and the potential for expansion versus connection to an existing off-site water resource and installation of a new waterworks. Feasibility was evaluated for additional parking, right-of-way improvements and alternative ingress/egress. MSA identified requirements, permitting needs, time frames, and construction costs for the aforementioned features, as well as the necessary stormwater management system.


In 2005, MSA was selected to support a second project architect for the design phase of the Work Force Training Center. In this phase, MSA’s scope of work included a topographic/boundary survey of the 114+ acre campus. We conducted legal research, field surveying to locate property lines and establish topographic elevations, and finalized the survey. We coordinated the services of an aerial survey subcontractor for assistance with mapping. Additional services include a wetland assessment, sewage system design and health department permitting, and civil engineering construction plans for the building and access roadway. A traffic impact assessment coordinated by MSA supported the design of roadway improvements. All services complied with the County of Accomack, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Bureau of Capital Outlay Management (BCOM), and State Health Department Regulations.

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Due to inclement weather, MSA will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Please call or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.


We moved, one floor up!  Please note our new address is 5032 Rouse Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA