Photo by Robert Creamer

Solution

Woodrow Wilson High School

Washington, DC

Client

Cox Graae + Spack Architects

Completion

2011

Awards

2012 State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, DC Historic Preservation Office
2012 Award of Merit in Historic Resources, AIA|DC
2012 Award of Excellence, Best Renovation – Historic Renovation, NAIOP Maryland/DC
2012 Architecture Portfolio, American School & University Magazine

Photo by Robert Creamer

Woodrow Wilson High School Washington, DC

The District of Columbia Public Schools wanted to renovate and expand the 1935 Woodrow Wilson High School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009, they held a design competition and awarded the project to cox graae + spack architects. Working with the design-build team led by GCS-SIGAL, LLC, SGH consulted on the enclosure for the project, including renovations to 300,000 sq ft of existing space and 75,000 sq ft of new construction. The project team reopened the school after only one academic year in off-site swing space.