Pilot School
Wilmington, Delaware

Our design for this therapeutic independent day school celebrates nature inside and out and supports individualized instruction within a flexible environment that promotes students’ self-esteem and their ability to thrive in the classroom. Designed to support the growth of every student, each wing offers an age-appropriate setting to build confidence and foster creativity. We integrated modern, cutting-edge technologies to support internet-based tools and interactive whiteboards to meet specific learning needs and to aid in instruction. Mindful of student sensitivities, we integrated natural light, less-intrusive lighting sources, and enhanced acoustics throughout the design to create a relaxed, calm atmosphere for students.

The Solution



  • Citation in Institutional Architecture, AIA Maryland
  • Citation in Institutional Architecture, AIA Potomac Valley
  • Honorable Mention, AIA Baltimore

“Parents are thrilled with the new building and have frequently said that their children are much calmer and happier about going to school. The tranquility and confidence that students now feel carry over to their home life, with parents going so far as to say that the new school has ‘given us our family back.'"
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