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KIPP DC Ruth K. Webb Campus: A Case Study

Process—————16 September 2014

On a hot July evening in 2012 flames ripped through the Ruth K. Webb Public School, a surplus Washington DC public school building in the Northeast quadrant’s Trinidad neighborhood. Just weeks...Keep Reading

Updating the Monopoly House Typology

Process—————11 September 2014

This new house is located on a suburban block surrounded by post-war "Monopoly" houses - those ubiquitous free-standing dwellings seemingly modeled on the little green plastic starter houses found in...Keep Reading

Panelization versus Prefabrication

Process—————3 September 2014

Prefabricated buildings have been in and out of fashion since World War II. Today, we are still riding a prefab high, even though, in a residential context, prefab can often be more expensive than...Keep Reading

Light Cloud

Process—————29 August 2014

Construction of the "Light Cloud" is almost complete at Gallaudet University. The Cloud is a sculptural form with a specific purpose. It is being installed at the Ballard North Dormitory, which will...Keep Reading

Rebirth of a Mission

Process—————22 August 2014

In 2008, a historic building slated to house a new community center in Southeast Washington DC collapsed during interior demolition. After years of investigation, an Emergency Raze Permit, and...Keep Reading

Our latest Press: Case Studies in FOCUS and Virginia Town and City

Press—————15 August 2014

Studio Twenty Seven has two projects featured as case studies in area publications this month. In the Friends of Choice in Urban Schools newsletter, we discuss the challenges and rewards of...Keep Reading

US Green Building Council Spotlights Recent S27 Project

Awards—————15 July 2014

US Green Building Council spotlights +2edison7 in its 'LEED in Motion' publication. This is a report series from the USGBC that provides a holistic snapshot of the green building movement and the...Keep Reading

S27 Defining Education Spaces for the Next Generation

News—————14 July 2014

The team of Studio Twenty Seven, Brailsford & Dunlavey, and Public Pathways has just completed Elementary and Middle School Educational Specifications for the City of Alexandria Public Schools....Keep Reading

S27 to Expand KIPP DC Campus on Blaine Street

News—————14 July 2014

S27 has been awarded the expansion of the KIPP DC: ATA Campus located on Blaine Street NE in Washington, DC. The project will provide 30,000 to 40,000 additional square feet of classrooms while...Keep Reading

Fragment 01 + 02: Second Printing Now Available on Amazon!

News—————14 July 2014

The Fragment series is intended to nurture open dialogue within the architecture community at large. This dialogue is open to the public domain and Studio Twenty Seven invites submissions for...Keep Reading

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