Combination Schools

Coolidge Middle/High School

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01 Project Overview
Renovations to the historic Coolidge High School brought 21st century education to D.C. students, with new additions mimicking existing structures to preserve the building’s legacy.

Renovations combine two separate schools (a middle school and a high school) through the modernization of the existing historic building. The campus is designed to be half middle school and half high school, with shared spaces in the center. Flexible classrooms provide 21st century learning opportunities within the historic campus, with moveable furniture and integrated technologies that allow the spaces to transform to support various styles of instruction. The school also offers a community clinic, daycare center and parent center.

Associate firm: Architecture, Inc.


Combination Schools


District of Columbia Public Schools


Washington, D.C.


224,000 SF


Combine two separate schools through the modernization of a historic building

03 Services & Recognition

With our design concept, we are connecting the rich history of Coolidge High School to a fresh new approach to 21st century learning.

Carla Remenschneider, RID, IIDA
Director of Interiors
Fanning Howey
Services Provided


Interior Design