Architecture, Inc. Education

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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 60-person, award-winning planning, architecture, and interior design practice. We are united in the belief that as trusted advisers and design leaders, we reach beyond the predictable to turn vision into reality while solving complex challenges for public, private, and government clients—improving quality of life through the built environment. Our projects range from complex renovations to new construction for commercial, hospitality, education, healthcare, senior living, multifamily, and sports and recreation clients across the region. This wide range of design experience and core value of client service has made Architecture, Inc. recognized as one of the most prominent firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Practice Area Trends Case Studies On the Boards Design Recognition Client List

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We have established a reputation for the planning and design of educational environments, dedicating more than 30 years collaborating with many regional school districts. From new construction and renovations, to interior fit-outs and expansions, Architecture, Inc. has a range of experience comprising complex phasedoccupied renovations, detailed programming and educational specifications, and fast-tracked construction. Our professional relationships include Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Rockingham counties as well as Montgomery County in Maryland and the DC public school system. Our commitment to providing nurturing educational environments in every design is demonstrated by our long list of successful projects and longstanding school district relationships.


Makerspaces are popping up everywhere right now— in regular education classrooms, libraries, and art rooms. Today’s students are empowered to collaboratively innovate, create, and learn through choice, experimentation, and play. The “maker movement” encourages educational environments that foster authentic engagement. A makerspace is a natural extension of the traditional art room, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive mission for your school or department. Tactile activities are just as important as the tech options, and diversity in your makerspace leads to more authentic educational exploration—preparing students for an engaged future.

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In order to keep up with growth, many school districts do not have the time to design each building from scratch. The economy, the time—it all weighs in. These communities are faced with a real challenge to construct educational environments as economically and quickly as they can, but that does not mean they can’t be great schools. A good prototype needs to be extremely adaptable, flexible, and allow for easy changes and adjustments down the road. Flexible design makes it easier to adapt to specific sites, and it also lends itself to sustainability. So, don’t write off prototype because it’s perceived as repetitive and economic. A prototype can be the most high-performing building that we see today.



Coolidge Senior High School Washington, DC

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Maryvale ES / Sandburg LC Rockville, MD



West Springfield High School West Springfield, VA


Terraset Elementary School Reston, VA



After a complete modernization and restoration, Coolidge Senior High School was re-imagined for a science, math, computer technology, media, and arts focused curriculum. Built in 1940, the 318,000 sf Georgian-style school had been expanded in 1987 with the addition of a 91,400 sf sports complex. In addition to the high school, a new collocated middle school was also planned for the site. The design-build team focused on stabilizing the historic structure while creating educational programs for two distinct schools. The high school remained in the northern half of the building while the Ida B. Wells Middle School was provided a separate entrance in a 12,600 sf addition. Two exterior service courts were enclosed with soaring glass roofs to accommodate an arts commons, shared dining commons, and a variety of classrooms. Historic preservation efforts included restoration of the cupola, replacing all original windows roof tiles, recreation of a historic greenhouse, as well as interior restoration of the auditorium. Having achieved LEED Gold, sustainable features include energy efficient mechanical systems, a green roof on the addition, low VOC materials, and a stormwater management system.

DESIGN RECOGNITION ACEC Metropolitan Washington Learning by Design Architectural Showcase LEED Gold

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01 CASE STUDY historic facade

middle school addition

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greenhouse vestibule


dining commons



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breakout area

media studio

science classroom


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MARYVALE / SANDBURG CO-LOCATION Located on the site of a previous 1960’s middle school, the co-located Maryvale Elementary School / Carl Sandburg Learning Center is a new 165,000 sf facility designed for two student populations. Maryvale is designed for 600 K-5 general education students while Sandburg is designed for 150 special education students in a single story centered around a courtyard. The co-location of this special education program allows for mainstreaming opportunities into the general education classrooms. The building plan incorporates the program of both schools on either end with a shared media center, kitchen, building services, teachers’ lounge, and health services suite located in the center. The administrative areas for each school are zoned in a continuous space across the front of the school to foster collaboration. The building’s exterior is designed to appear as a single facility with two distinct entrances differentiated by color. One of the signature design elements are the cascading entry canopies, acting like a tree canopy that allows sunlight to reach the ground while offering protection from rain and snow.

DESIGN RECOGNITION ABC of Metro Washington Learning by Design Architectural Awards LEED Silver



sandburg entry

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maryvale lobby


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sandburg lobby



maryvale gym


WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL West Springfield High School is an existing 288,000 sf school housing 2,200 students. The project comprises a comprehensive renovation touching all areas of the school. The design includes additions totaling approximately 109,000 sf, highlighted by relocating the entrance of the school to the main parking lot and the “fly-over” science addition.

The multi-phased renovation brings the school up to the modern standards for programs, systems, and teaching concepts. The athletic fields were also renovated by realigning some of the fields, providing new lighting on the fields, and combining the varied storage areas into a single, cohesive storage building.


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03 CASE STUDY aerial

main entry

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athletic corridor

main lobby



music and science addition

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weight training




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Originally designed in 1975, Terraset was built as a 990-student open plan program concept, and was conceived as a completely energy conservative building. The school utilized “earth-cover,” a sophisticated heat reclamation mechanical system, and passive and active solar energy to heat and cool the building. For the renovation, some exterior walls and the roof remained, while the 70,000 sf interior was modified and reconfigured. Terraset retained its grass roof, with portions of the building extending outside the original footprint though 34,000 sf of additions. The entry courtyard was enclosed, and two bridges were replaced with a single pedestrian bridge covered by a canopy that is reminiscent of the original solar panel array. The new portions of the school include an administrative addition to the front entrance, a new library, classrooms, fine arts addition (both art and music), and a School Age Child Care addition. The existing student dining facility was expanded and updated to accommodate the increased student body. Renovations were phased in order for the school to remain functional throughout the process.

DESIGN RECOGNITION NAIOP Northern Virginia Learning by Design Architectural Showcase


main facade

upper entrance

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entrance lobby



earthen roof outdoor classroom


center court

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resource area

art room


FCPS - Louise Archer Elementary School Vienna, VA

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FCPS - West Potomac High School Alexandria, VA


8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Buildings, Amenity Space: Award of Excellence Maryvale Elementary School / Carl Sandburg Learning Center ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Educational: Award of Excellence Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Multi-Use/Joint-Use Building : Outstanding Project

Compass Rose Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors, Tenant Space 0 to 10,000 sf: Award of Excellence Current Salon Shop! Design Awards Competition, Service Retailer: Silver Award Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Building - Hospitality/ Retail: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

Opaline Bar and Brasserie Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial/Residential Renovation under $1M: Award of Excellence

Viceroy DC ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Commercial/Residential Renovation $2-$4M - Award of Excellence

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: Award of Excellence


Coolidge Senior High School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Combined-Level School: Outstanding Project West Springfield High School ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa Forbes Travel Guide, 2018 World’s Most Luxurious Hotels Terraset Elementary School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence


Inova Sports Medicine Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Institutional: Honor Award

Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Restaurant Interior Build-Out: Honorable Mention

Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Premier Design Awards, Retail: Honor Award


700 Constitution AIA Northern Virginia Design Award, Historic Architecture: Award of Merit Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards: Bronze NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Renovation: Award of Excellence

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Morrison-Clark Hotel NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality Project Boutique Service: Award of Excellence QIAGEN NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Interiors - Healthcare/ Biotech/Lab: Award of Merit


Children’s Science Center Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Merit

RECOGNITION Marina Landing at Belmont Bay Great American Living Awards (GALA), Best Design and Architecture - Multi-Family/Mixed-Use Sage Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Commercial Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Tower Club Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Excellence



Fire Lane Retirement Party Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit


Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

3251 Old Lee Highway Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: Award of Excellence

Fire Works Pizza Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail Project: Award of Excellence

Graham Road Elementary School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Interior Renovation


Loudoun Medical Office Building III Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit Mellow Mushroom – Herndon IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Retail: The Bronze Award


Salamander Resort & Spa Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence W.T. Woodson High School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization


CurvyGirls Bridal Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Gaslight Square Condominiums Apartment and Condo Development Industry Award, Best New Condominium in the Mid-Atlantic Region PACE West School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility

Architecture, Inc. Design Studio Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 0-14,999 sf: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention Loudoun County Emergency Homeless Shelter Real Estate & Construction Review, Green Building of America Award Capitals Iceplex DESIGNArlington: Award of Merit NVCC - WAC Building Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Institutional Facility Under $20 Million: Award of Excellence Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention


City of Alexandria Health & Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best in Public Space: Award of Excellence Florida Golf Coast University - Athletic Building American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility American School & University Magazine, Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers (Interiors): Outstanding Designs Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence

Commercial 3DF Associates Atlantic Realty Companies Avis Budget Group Avison Young Barthelson Plaza LLC Beacon Capital Partners The Bernstein Companies Booz Allen Hamilton CBRE Group The Collins Firm Cushman & Wakefield Duke Realty EIT Forest City Commercial Global Logistics Group Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests The Lann Companies Lerner Enterprises Lidl US Lincoln Property Company MainStreet Bank Martin Marietta The Meridian Group Meridian One BP MetroStar Systems Newmark Knight Frank Northrop Grumman The Peterson Companies Polinger Company The Rector Companies Resource Bank Rosenthal Properties Springfield Tower Tamares Tetra Partners T-Mobile TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Verizon Vermeer Mid-Atlantic Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial

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Fauquier County Public Schools Florida Gulf Coast University Friendship Public Charter Schools The George Washington University Johns Hopkins University The Levine School of Music Loudoun Country Day School Loudoun County Public Schools McLean Bible Church Minnieland Academy Montgomery County Public Schools Northern Virginia Community College Prince George’s County CC Prince William County Public Schools Rock and Roll Daycare Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County DHS Bethesda Naval Hospital Bureau of Indian Affairs Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) City of Fort Myers City of North Port Commonwealth of Virginia Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Veterans Affairs Fairfax County Government Fairfax County Health Department Fauquier County Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government of the District of Columbia Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Loudoun County Government Marine Corps Base Quantico Maryland National Park & Planning National Institute of Health National Naval Medical Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Town of Herndon US Air Force US Army

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The Psychiatric Institute of Washington Pure Life Renal Dialysis QIAGEN Sciences Radiology Associates of Maryland Rehabilitation Hospitals of America Reston Hospital Center Southern Research Institute Springfield Hospital St. Agnes Healthcare Stone Ridge Medical Center Stone Springs Hospital Tenet Healthcare Corporation TherImmune Research Corporation Town Center Orthopaedic Associates VAMC Philadelphia Virginia Hospital Center Washington Hospital Center Whole Child Pediatrics Hospitality Arlo Hotels Barteca Black Hoof Brewing Company Blue Ridge Grill Capitol Hill Suites ClubCorp Courtyard by Marriott DoubleTree by Hilton The Doyle Collection Fireworks Pizza The Grilled Oyster Company Halfsmoke Heritage Golf Group Hilton Hotels Holiday Inn Express Innisbrook Golf Resort Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants LaSalle Hotel Properties Mellow Mushroom MGAC Hospitality Mokas Café The Morrison-Clark Inn Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Ritz-Carlton Hotels RLJ Lodging Trust Salamander Hotels & Resorts Shamin Hotels Sofitel Hotel Thompson Hospitality Thompson Hotels Viceroy Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts

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