McKinley Middle School
Washington, DC

This ambitious adaptive use project was inspired by visionary educators who sought to create a first-of-its-kind STEM showcase for DC Public Schools. Our team engaged with them to deliver state-of-the-art academic and laboratory spaces that foster collaborative and project-based learning for science and technology within a dynamic learning environment built to connect engage and inspire. Promoting a high-quality educational experience, the innovative use of materials and modern, high-tech laboratory spaces fosters excitement and curiosity for learning. A model for innovation, the aspirational project achieved a Platinum LEED Certification from USGBC. We incorporated vibrant graphic identity components that depict inventors, industry icons, and scientific role models to further inspire students as they work toward their goals.

The Solution



  • Award of Excellence for Commercial Interiors, U.S. Green Building Council, National Capital Region Chapter
  • Citation for Outstanding Design American School & University's Architectural Portfolio
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