College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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Elementary Schools Elem HONORABLE MENTION OUTSTANDING DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE IN EDUCATION 12 Takoma Education Campus DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WASHINGTON, D.C. D ECEMBER 2010 SAW THE TAKOMA EDUCATION CAMPUS almost completely destroyed by fire. Just one year later, the school has literally risen from the ashes, thanks to a renovation and restoration effort that transformed the former open plan building into a 21st-century educational facility. The interior learning environment is completely restructured to support a new innovative arts integration program. The once windowless classrooms are now bright and airy dance and performance studios. Students enjoy abundant natural daylighting, thanks to rows of bump-out windows, "liv- ing" light wells and the extensive use of interior glass. Planning and design efforts created a series of small learning communities. Classrooms are connected by a central pathway, which offers informal learning spaces for students and acts as a visual focal point. Other student- centered efforts include sound attenuation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort. In fact, despite the fast-track, eight-month design and construction schedule, Takoma is still slated to achieve LEED Gold certification. EDS ARCHITECT Fanning Howey Bryant Mitchell Architects EDWIN R. SCHMIDT, AIA 703/519-9822 ALTON P. GREEN, RA 202/545-1601 PROJECT INFO CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR COMPLETION DATE GROSS AREA (SQ. FT.) PER PUPIL (SQ. FT.) CAPACITY (STUDENTS) CURRENT ENROLLMENT SITE SIZE (ACRES) COST PER STUDENT COST PER SQ. FT. TOTAL COST Kaya Henderson Dec. 2011 119,000 369 450 322 5 $72,321 $195 $24,080,000 EDUCATION DESIGN SHOWCASE E9

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