High Schools

Wilson High School

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01 Project Overview
The modernization of Wilson High School brought the historic campus into a new era of sustainability. 

Fanning Howey provided engineering services for the renovation and adaptive reuse of the 320,000-square-foot historic high school. The $100 million project included a total upgrade of existing building systems. The design integrated a new chilled beam system, a first for schools in the D.C. metropolitan area. Other sustainable strategies include 100 percent solar domestic hot water and a rainwater harvesting system with a 15,000-gallon cistern.

Associate firm: cox graae + space architects

Expertise

High Schools

Client

District of Columbia Public Schools

Location

Washington, D.C.

Scope

83,959 New SF
241,194 Renovated SF

Challenges

Upgrade building and technology systems in the historic high school

Achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification

03 Services & Recognition

Wilson High School sets a new standard for sustainability in District of Columbia’s public school system. The engineering and architectural elements combine in a powerful way to reduce the building’s impact on the environment.

Terry Liette, PE
Chief Engineering Officer
Fanning Howey
SERVICES PROVIDED

Architecture

Interior Design

Engineering

Planning

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2012 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office