Tuesday, November 12 2019 to Friday, January 31 2020
Marie Reed Learning Center by Quinn Evans Architects – Photo by Joseph Romeo Photography
Over the last decade, the District of Columbia has made a substantial investment in modernizing its public school buildings, and the city’s public charter schools and private schools have also made major investments in their facilities.
The design of these new and renovated schools has moved the architecture of learning spaces well beyond the basics of traditional school design. Like DC’s widely praised new public library buildings, these modernized school buildings employ innovative architecture to better achieve their mission.
What prompted the District’s school rebuilding effort? What difference does good school design make for student learning? And what design features do the city’s new school buildings incorporate? This exhibition explores these questions by looking at 19 of the District’s modernized public, public charter, and private schools.
Schools of Thought is organized by AIA|DC for the SIGAL Gallery and Suman Sorg Gallery.
Written and curated by Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA
Designed by Scott Clowney, Assoc. AIA
Edited by Sean O’Donnell, FAIA and Ronald O’Rourke
Fact checking by Sean O’Donnell, FAIA and David Constine
Perkins Eastman DC
Bell Architects + Newman Architects
Bowie Gridley Architects
cox, graae + spack architects
Hord Coplan Macht
MCN Build Foundation
Quinn Evans Architects
SK&A DC | Structural Engineers
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
This exhibition was produced in ArchiCAD, courtesy of Graphisoft.
Generously supported in part by BluEdge.