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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 65-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 ďŹ t-outs and expansions, Architecture, Inc. has a range of experience comprising complex phasedoccupied renovations, detailed programming and educational speciďŹ cations, 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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Terraset Elementary School Reston, VA



West Springfield High School West Springfield, VA


Madison’s Trust Elementary School Ashburn, 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 eorts 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 eďŹƒcient mechanical systems, a green roof on the addition, low VOC materials, and a stormwater management system.

DESIGN RECOGNITION ACEC Metropolitan Washington 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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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


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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science addition

athletics corridor

science lab



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weight training




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Madison’s Trust Elementary School (ES-27) is a new elementary school site adaptation for Loudoun County Public Schools. This 875-student, prototypical K-5 elementary school spans a total of 106,000 sf. The school’s two-story configuration provides natural daylight to all classrooms with rooms lining the building perimeter and flanking a central educational courtyard. The steel framed and masonry bearing structure includes brick clad CMU exterior walls. The beautiful brick façade reinforces the classic architectural character of this exciting new school. The design team developed all facets of the project using BIM (Revit) which greatly improved the coordination between Architecture, Incorporated and the design consultant team members. Madison’s Trust serves a growing neighborhood with a beautiful educational environment suitable for the future.



multi-purpose gymnasium

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Belle View Elementary School Alexandria, VA

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Annandale Terrace Elementary School Annandale, VA



Maryvale / Sandburg Collocation Rockville, MD


West Potomac High School Addition Alexandria, VA



Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner

Inova Sports Medicine Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Institutional: Honor Award Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Restaurant Interior Build-Out: Honorable Mention Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly 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 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 Opaline Bar and Brasserie Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial/Residential Renovation under $1M: Award of Excellence Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: 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

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Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence 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 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


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


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

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

Northridge at Westfields, Phase I Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building R&D: Award of Merit


Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Healthcare: The Bronze Award

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)

St. Agnes Emergency Department Renovation Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)


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

Capitals Iceplex Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Over 150,000 sf: Award of Excellence


Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington, Structural Renovations: Merit Award

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

Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building - Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence Northridge at Westfields, Phase I Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building - R&D: Award of Merit

Commercial 3DF Associates ABM Parking Services 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 Lidl US Duke Realty Encon Group Forest City Commercial Gordon Associates Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests Lafayette Centre Property The Lann Companies Lerner Enterprises Lincoln Property Company MainStreet Bank The Meridian Group Meridian One BP MetroStar Systems Newmark Knight Frank The Peterson Companies Polinger Company The Rector Companies Resource Bank Rosenthal Properties Springfield Tower Tetra Partners TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Vermeer Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Berry and Berry Capital Securities Management Carpi & Clay Cloud Nine Salon Coalfire Commvault Compass Rose Benefits Group Creative Radicals Current Salon Curvy Girls Bridal Digital Reasoning Expereo USA Falcon Labs First Financial Goel & Anderson Hirsch & Ehlenberger Hunton & Williams Infor Federal Solutions Jellyfish JPS Law Kinetek Consulting KZO Innovations LSG Landscape Architecture Media Research Center Media Research Center (MRC) Mobile Posse Inc. MTX Wealth Management National Sleep Foundation Outsource Paratus Law Group PGI PSE&G QIAGEN Headquarters SAGE Software Scott & Stringfellow Serten Advisors Sunset Learning Institute TMA Direct Vectrus Verne Global Washington Gas Federal Credit Union Zapatat ZELTIQ Aesthetics

Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial BBSI Bell & Clements

Education Arlington Public Schools Children’s Science Center DC Public Schools Edlin School Fairfax Christian School

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Fairfax County Public Schools 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 Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County Department of Human Services 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 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 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 Inceptre Corporation Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Loudoun County Government Marine Corps Base Quantico Martin Marietta

CLIENTLIST Maryland National Park & Planning National Institute of Health National Naval Medical Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northrop Grumman Town of Herndon US Air Force US Army US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) US Marines - Quantico Marine Base US Naval Academy US Navy - Washington Navy Yard USIS Corporation Washington DC Superior Courts Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Alexandria Hospital Allergy & Asthma Center Alliance Rehabilitation Battelle Labs BioReliance Corporation CareNow Child Cardiology Healthcare City Hospital The Cleveland Clinic Countryside Orthopaedic Associates Culpeper Hospital Fairfax Allergy Asthma & Sinus Clinic Fairfax Nursing Center Fairfax Radiological Consultants Fauquier Hospital Garden State Rehab Hospital George Washington University Hospital Georgetown University GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia Greater Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Hospital Greater Washington Rehab Hospital Harton Regional Medical Center HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Inova Alexandria Hospital Inova Center for Personalized Health Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Inova Fairfax Hospital Inova Health Systems Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital Inova Orthopaedics Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation Mary Washington Hospital Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Mercy Hospital Meso Scale Diagnostics Middlesex Hospital The National Center for Plastic Surgery National Institute of Health (NIH) Neuroscience Center of America Park Royal Hospital Prince George’s Hospital Prince William Hospital The Psychiatric Institute of Washington Pure Life Renal Dialysis QIAGEN Sciences Radiology Associates of Maryland The Rehab Hospital of Mechanicsburg The Rehab Hospital of York 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 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 Hilton Hotels Kimpton Hotels Mellow Mushroom MGAC Hospitality Mokas Cafe The Morrison-Clark Inn Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Salamander Golf & Spa Resorts Salamander Hotels & Resorts Shamin Hotels Sofitel Thompson Hotels Trump Hotels International Westin Hotels Multifamily Residential 700 LLC A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc. Akelius US ABDO Development Borger Management Brightview Christopher Companies Harbor Side LLC Natelli Communities Senior Living American Senior Living Artis Senior Living Brightview Senior Living Emeritus Assisted Living HCR Manor Care IntegraCare Corporation National Assisted Living Summerville Senior Living Traditions Integrated Continuum Care The Woodlands Retirement Community Virginia Creek LLC Sports and Recreation A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc. Body Dynamics, Inc. Bridges Fitness & Yoga ClubCorp Elite Shooting Sports, LLC Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics George Mason University Freedom Center Golds Gym Heritage Training and Shooting Inova Sports Medicine Johns Hopkins University Athletics Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Monumental Sports & Entertainment Propel Swim Schools Salamander Hospitality Sport & Health, Inc. Tom Dolan Swim School

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Educational environments for the 21st Century

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Educational environments for the 21st Century