THE LOUDOUN SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
ASHBURN, VA

The design for an independent school advances the future of education by creating adaptable spaces for various group sizes.  A central piazza provides a large collaborative space that connects flexible classrooms, small group work spaces, and individual study carrels. Additionally, a lab, makerspace, and outdoor work spaces expand the opportunities for diverse learning environments. Ample glazing on the south elevation harnesses passive solar gain while connecting the school to the outdoors and to the historic African American schoolhouse on the site. The pattern of materials on this elevation reflects the scale of the schoolhouse and the classrooms within the new building.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Builder: Hammerhead Construction, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Painter-Lewis, P.L.C.
  • Photography: Judy Davis, Studio HDP
  • Historic Photos courtesy of the school