graphic competition commercial residential      
  airport plaza 3 nysmith
610 broadway westfield
square 452 retail
1616 ri interior
- -
- -

location: McLean, VA
size: 5,130 sf date: 2010

This project was produced while at STUDIOS Architecture.

The intent was to design and implement a strategic plan for the expansion of the existing school. The addition houses the junior high school, and includes Arts and Sciences, Classroom and Multipurpose wings. The triangular space at the center of the new wings forms a two-story communal area for larger gatherings and assemblies. Natural light streams into this enclosed space through a band of clerestory windows and a large skylight punched into the roof. A theatrical stage/stair grants access to the second floor classrooms and activates the interior space.