Education

BASIS McLean
McLean VA
K-12 Education, 120,000 SF

Initially built as a corporate headquarters in the 80’s, this office space was leased by BASIS, a renowned national charter school program headquartered in Arizona. Adaptive reuse from office to educational use focused on renovating the north half of the building, including  two existing atria that allow daylight to penetrate deep into the classrooms and main entrance. The existing escalators were removed in favor of a central gathering stair inserted into the north atrium that connects the lower dining hall to the main entrance. Indoor recreation space was created by removing several bays of concrete slab to create a double height multipurpose room. Work done at Perkins Eastman

University of Mary Washington, Mason & Randolph Halls
Fredericksburg VA,
Higher Education, 108,000 SF

This project is a major renovation and addition to twin 1950s Georgian style residence halls. The existing halls faced each other across an open green space, connected externally by a central terrace, and on the interior by two below grade floors of dormitory space. The renovation updates the dormitories integrating study, lounge, kitchen, bicycle storage, laundry spaces and faculty apartments throughout the existing buildings. A central gathering space, featuring seminar spaces for campus-wide use, was added to the original terrace location creating a circulation spine connecting the two existing buildings end to end. LEED Gold sustainability certification was achieved by integrating a number of features including educational kiosks that display live energy data. Work done at Bowie Gridley Architects