Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects has won a 2010 Learning by Design Grand Prize for its renovation and expansion of The School Without Walls in Washington, DC. Located on a tight urban site, the School project is an addition and modernization of the existing School Without Walls Senior High School in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of DC. The project combines the 19th-century Grant School Building with an impressive new addition that “brings out the best of the old building with a remarkable new building,” according to the judges.
University of Maryland Architecture faculty and alumni played key roles in the project:
• Professor Matthew Bell, AIA: Design Principal
• Abbie Cronin, M. Arch.: Project Designer
• Leo Varone, M. Arch.: Job Captain
• Hendra Halim, M. Arch.: Design Team Member
Principal-in-Charge Sean O'Donnell is also an affiliate of the Architecture Program—in 2008, he coordinated an exhibit on school design in the Kibel Gallery with Professor Isaac Williams.
Learning by Design Spring 2010 showcases the nation’s best education design and construction projects, from elementary to high school to college and university facilities. Of all of the outstanding design projects chosen for publication in Learning by Design Spring 2010, only two were selected for Grand Prize awards.
EE&K Architects: Learning By Design Awards 2010 Education Design Grand Prize to EE&K Architects
The School Without Walls: School Renovation Pictures
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