Awards and Recognitions

New Construction

Discovery Elementary SchoolOccupancy date: September 2015

Backyard Adventure, Kindergarten Area – VMDO Architects

New Construction

Wakefield High School – Occupancy date: September 2013

Town Hall – Bowie Gridley Architects
  • Green Building Brochure
  • 2016 LEED®-NC Gold Certification
  • 2015 DESIGNArlington Award of Excellence
  • 2014 Community Appearance Award, Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia

New Construction

Yorktown High School – Occupancy date: September 2013

Courtyard, Perkins Eastman Architects
  • Green Building Brochure
  • 2014 LEED®-NC Gold Certification
  • 2014 VA Chapter of CEFPI, Innovation Bronze Award
  • 2013 Platinum Design Award, VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture

Renovations and New Additions

Reed-Westover Building – Occupancy date: September 2009

Reed Building, cox, graae + spack architects

New Construction

Washington-Lee High School – Occupancy date: September 2009

Lee Cyber Cafe
Cyber Cafe – Grimm + Parker Architects
  • Green Building Brochure
  • 2009 LEED® Gold Certification
  • 2010 Platinum Level Distinguished Design Award, Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA)
  • 2010 Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Industry Association
  • 2011 DESIGNArlington, Award of Excellence
  • 2010 CEFPI Virginia Chapter, Association for Learning Environments – A4LE, VEFP Architectural Award
  • 2009-2010 Outstanding New Building Design, Virginia Department of Education (VEFP)
  • Citation Award Winner, AASA/CEFPI
  • 2009 CMAA Project Achievement Award, Project Value Less than $100 Million – McDonough Bolyard Peck and AECOM 

Renovations and New Additions

Nottingham Elementary School – Occupancy date: September 2006

Nottingham Courtyard, Samaha Architects
Courtyard – Samaha Architects
  • 2007-2008 Virginia Educational Facility Planners, Merit Award for Renovation/Addition PK-5
  • 2007 Outstanding Distinction for Interiors, VEFP CEFPI Southeast Region
  • 2006 VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture 

New Construction

Kenmore Middle School – Occupancy date: September 2005

Kenmore Cafeteria - Grimm + Parker Architects
Cafeteria – Grimm + Parker Architects
  • 2006 VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture Outstanding Design Award
  • 2006 VEFP Exhibition of School Architecture Merit Award for Interior Architecture
  • 2006 Outstanding Distinction for Interiors, CEFPI Northeast

New Construction

Langston-Brown High School Continuation Program and Community Center – Occupancy date: September 2003

Senior Center, Beery Rio Architecture
  • Green Building Brochure
  • 2003 – LEED®NC Silver Certification
  • The first public facility in Virginia to obtain LEED® certification

New Construction

Carlin Springs Elementary School – Occupancy date: September 2001

Carlin Springs Library
Library, reading space – Grimm + Parker Architects
  • 2003 Shirley Cooper Award for Outstanding Environment, American Association of School Administrators, CEFPI and AIA
  • 2003 Award of Excellence, Virginia Department of Education
  • 2003 Citation Award, National School Boards Association
  • 2002-2003 Outstanding New School Building Design, Virginia Department of Education/VEFP
  • 2002 Honorable Mention Design Award, Starnet Flooring Cooperative
  • 2001 AIA Merit Award, AIA Potomac Valley
  • 2001 Award of Excellence, Virginia School Boards Association


AASA – The School Superintendent Association

AIA – American Institute of Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter

CEFPI (Council for Educational Facility Planners) & VEFP (Virginia Chapter)  rebanded as – Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

CMAA – Construction Management Association of America

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Learning By Design


USGBC – US Green Building Council

VSBA – Virginia School Boards Association


Published December 31, 69 5:00PM