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HD Woodson High School, Washington DC

HD Woodson<br />High School,<br />Washington DC

Project Details


20,000 sq ft




Cox Graae Spack Architects




Custom Architectural Features


Canopy Cladding, Column and Beam Cladding, Sunshades

HD Woodson High School first opened in 1973 and occupied an eight-story concrete tower built upon a raised outdoor plaza. After more than 30 years of use, the school progressed into an advanced state of disrepair. As a result, the original facility was demolished and a new building and associated site improvements were planned. Along with academic and administrative spaces, facilities within the new building include a full proscenium theater seating 1,000, a natatorium, and two gyms. The site includes a football field with surrounding track, viewing stands, associated locker, concession and ticketing buildings, tennis courts, a softball field, practice areas, and parking.

Metalwërks® designed and manufactured telescoping Metalwërks column cladding and a projecting canopy structure which had integrated sunshade panels made up of a solid aluminum frame and unitized airfoil blades. Other projecting canopies were also clad with Metalwërks aluminum panel systems. Metalwërks worked with Cox, Grae and Spaeck in the design stage.

* Patent Pending