COX, GRAAE & SPACK ARCHITECTS. 2016-2018
THE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL // ARLINGTON, VA
Program // Private Day Care
Size // 40,000 Sq Ft
Phases // Schematic - Design Development
Summary // Bryan worked as a Project Architect, working directly with a firm principal to design this private childcare facility. Two levels of elevated playgrounds are nestled in the rear of the building, while the classrooms are lifted to the second and third floor along the urban edge. Bryan designed the classrooms to be screened from the street by a randomized ceramic frit pattern on the curtain wall glass. A large multi-purpose room projects out to meet the sidewalk and gently curves in to provide a welcoming main entry beneath the building. A large atrium connects the floors, lit from an above skylight. Low and deep steps connect the floors; small steps designed for children in mind.
LAWRENCE E. BOONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL // SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON, DC
Program // Public Elementary School
Size // 80,000 Sq Ft
Phases // Concept Design - Construction Documents
Summary // Bryan worked as a Project Architect with a team of designers, architects and a project manager. The team engaged with the community, the school staff and the public school system to design a new elementary school on a tight urban site. The site was predominantly occupied by an existing school (Orr Elementary) which had minimal windows and a Brutalist appearance. Boone Elementary was designed as an antidote to the harsh education facility of the 70’s and incorporated lots of natural, controlled light, large interior gathering spaces and a colorful exterior expression. The C shaped building footprint fits around the existing school, creating a welcoming courtyard in its place. Bryan worked to develop the entire construction documents set including the general building organization, envelope details, playground layout and logo design. Bryan coordinated MPE, structural, food-service and furniture consultants to achieve a cohesive drawings set using BIM modeling. The school is opened in Fall, 2018.
Summary // Bryan worked as a go-to designer on more than twenty projects at cg+s. The projects range in involvement from RFP proposals, to full construction set development. Bryan is often brought onto a project to push it to the next phase, further the design and ensure that deadlines are met with accurate drawings. SketchUp and ArchiCAD are used to 3D model buildings which are used to develop the construction set, explore options and advance the design.