On Thursday, June 12th 2014, the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) awarded an Award of Excellence for Institutional Architecture to Shinberg Levinas Architects for its design and renovation of The Eagle Center at McGogney.
A former DC Public School surplus building, the 92,0000 square foot structure, was awarded to Eagle Academy in 2009 for full renovation and development. In addition to revamping the existing space, a new wing was added, composed primarily of polycarbonate multi-wall sheets, glass, and steel, creating a modern lantern effect at night. The new wing includes a gym and pool for recreation and physical education, a new music room, as well as administrative offices and a new entrance for the school.
The AIA Chapter Design Awards honor and celebrate its members' commitment to design excellence across various practice groups. As the premier event of each Chapter's year, the awards program demonstrates, to clients and the public, the availability of local award-winning firms and individuals dedicated to providing outstanding architectural design and execution.
Joe Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Eagle Academy Public Charter School said after the event, “We are so pleased to see our building recognized by the AIA of Northern Virginia. We were confident during the design and development phase that our building was a stellar project and we knew we were using materials and technology that were unique for an educational institution. We hope our building can be a model for other schools to follow for design guidelines.”
For more, visit the Design Awards Profile Page