Sidwell Friends Middle School

Washington, DC

Showcasing the latest in sustainable construction practices, this award-winning project consisted of a 45,000-sf addition and 30,000-sf renovation. Certified LEED Platinum, the building incorporates a semi-intensive green roof used as a hands-on, interactive classroom space and a photovoltaic system servicing five percent of the middle school's energy demand. Additional features include solar chimneys used to promote national ventilation, extensive use of reclaimed and rapidly renewable materials, and on-site wastewater treatment recycled for use in waterclosets and for makeup chiller water.

Project Highlights
  • Achieved LEED Platinum
  • WBC Platinum LEED Award
  • WBC Craftsmanship Award
  • ABC Excellence in Construction Award