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30 May 2011
Building Hope, a Washington DC-based non-profit dedicated to supporting high quality public charter schools, recently awarded Studio Twenty Seven Architecture the commission to design the new Draper Campus. Building Hope plans to develop the site, located in southeast Washington, DC, into a campus of (3) thirty to forty thousand square foot buildings that will each house a separate charter school. Each charter will have its own unique facilities and teaching spaces but will share the site, parking, and other amenities. Students of all ages, from preschoolers to high school seniors, will attend school on the campus, with each of the three charter schools serving a different student population. Early Childhood Academy will teach students from preschool to third grade while Achievement Prep offers classes for fourth to eight grade students. National Collegiate Preparatory will function as the high school.
25 May 2011
Suliman Residence was featured in the May issue of the magazine Residential Architect as a 2011 Unbuilt Design Award winner. The jurors praised the design of the house, located in Juba Sudan, as spirited and comprehensive in its understanding of local culture and mores. The Rincon Bates residence also received its third award overall and second AIA Design Award. The project was the 2010 Project of the Year for Remodeling Magazine.
3 May 2011
The entire community gathered the evening of May 3rd to say goodbye to local man, Julian Ma, as he finalizes preparation to relocate out west. For months, Ma has regaled the community with stories of the wonders of his southern California destination. "You need to carry a sack with you at all times," Ma was overheard telling his neighbor, "on account of all the gold nuggets you find just laying by the side of the road." "I hear all the ladies in California are interested in meeting smart and ambitious young men," Ma added as he smoothed the lapels of his new traveling jacket. Several of his friends commented that they do not share Ma's enthusiasm for the grand claims of the wonder of California living. "I hope he writes and tells us he arrived safely," said one of Ma's dinner companions. "I'm not sure who was filling his head with those crazy stories." Ma was last seen riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle, heading west down sixteenth street. The driver of the motorcycle was not identified.