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For $108MGeorgeMasonHigh School in Falls Church, VA Gilbane, Stantec & QEA selected as design-build team
ALLS CHURCH, VA — After a selection process that began in November 2017, the Falls Church City School Board unanimously se- lected the design-build team of Gilbane, Stantec , and Quinn Evans Architects (QEA) for the new $108 million George Mason High School. Falls Church City Schools’ Superin- tendent Peter Noonan noted, “The design put forth by the Gilbane team is nothing short of brilliant. It is everything the community has asked for and more. I'm very excited as we now move into the home stretch with engagement be- tween the architects and the community beginning in ear- nest.” The selection of the design- build team comes after the Falls Church community ap- proved a Referendum to build the new high school in No- vember 2017, after 10 years of document reviews, community meetings, and feasibility stud- ies. The construction of the new building will be the final milestone in the process. The team’s design was selected be- cause it not only addressed the community’s top priorities, but F
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also incorporated sustainable elements, flexible and collabor- ative learning spaces, commu- nity accessibility, robust safety and security measures, and compatibility with the upcom- ing adjacent 10-acre private development site planned as a vibrant mixed-use community. The proposed exterior design of the new George Mason High School combines modern mate- rials with traditional brick for a contemporary aesthetic that will stand the test of time. In- teriors are also designed with an eye toward tomorrow with flexible floorplans that provide security, efficiency, and adapt- ability to support programs and educational needs as they
“The design pushes the boundaries of current 21st Century academic design thinking to create spaces that are highly adaptable and dif- ferentiated to support changes in instructional programs and approaches over time,” said Derk Jeffrey , senior principal at Stantec, which is leading the project design. “Our team is proud to support the commu- nity’s vision for the future of this campus and the dynamic mixed-use development to come.” Gilbane, Stantec, and QEA bring expert knowledge in the design and construction of academic facilities.
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