Jefferson Houston School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Jefferson Houston PK-8 School LOCATION: Alexandria, VA CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction ARCHITECT: VMDO Architects/Concordia AWARDS Seeking LEED Silver Certification DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer 2014 SUMMARY: Jefferson Houston School is a 130,000 square foot new building that houses Pre-K through 8th grades in Alexandria City, VA. The contemporary learning facility houses up to 800 … Continued

Langley Middle School

[one_half] JOB NAME: The Langley Middle School SCHOOL: The Langley School LOCATION: McLean, VA PARTNER: The Langley School CONTRACTOR: Miller Brothers ARCHITECT: DCS Design DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer 2014 SUMMARY: The Langley Middle School is a 28,000 square foot new building that is part of The Langley School K through 8th campus in McLean, VA. … Continued

ARCHITECTURE DC – “Builds to Reclaim Former Glory”

The Spring 2014 issue of Architecture DC magazine includes a feature article “Dunbar High School – Builds to Reclaim Former Glory”, highlighting the re-imagining of Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. DES is proud to have worked closely with Perkins Eastman and Moody Nolan architects on the projects, along with the District of Columbia Public … Continued


FAB LAB – The Dream It, Make It, STEM Experience [one_third] [/one_third] [two_third] [quote]Fab Lab is the ideal way to bring STEM Concepts to life for Today’s learner. It allows them to experience college and career ready problem based learning while affording teachers enhanced versatility and flexibility within the classroom.[/quote] [/two_third]   [button_medium color=”dark” url=””] … Continued


Join DES, Inc at the ArchEx East Conference, November 6-8, 2013, being held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center! We will be exhibiting there at booth #313, stop by and visit us if you are there. We will also be sponsoring the furniture in the Internet Lounge areas – stop by and see our KI … Continued

Dunbar High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Dunbar High School SCHOOL: Dunbar High School LOCATION: Washington, DC PARTNER: District of Columbia Public Schools and Department of General Services CONTRACTOR: Smoot / Gilbane Construction ARCHITECT: Perkins Eastman / Moody Nolan DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer, 2013 AWARDS: 2013 – LEED Platinum Certification SUMMARY: In partnership with Perkins Eastman Architects, Smoot / … Continued

ARCHITECTURE DC – “Two Cool Schools”

The Spring 2013 issue of Architecture DC magazine includes a feature article “Two Cool Schools”, highlighting the firm Cox, Graae & Spack’s renovation/re-design of two DC Public High Schools, Woodrow Wilson HS, and H. D. Woodson HS. DES is proud to have worked closely with CGS architects on both projects, along with DCPS, including design … Continued

Woodberry Forest School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Manning Science Building SCHOOL: Woodberry Forest School LOCATION: Woodberry Forest, VA PARTNER: Woodberry Forest School CONTRACTOR: Martin & Horn ARCHITECT: Bartzen & Ball DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer, 2012 SUMMARY: In partnership with Bartzen & Ball and the Woodberry Forest Science Department Faculty, DES assisted in the design and fit-out of labs, lecture … Continued

Northern Virginia Community College

[one_half] JOB NAME: Natural Science and Animal Science Buildings SCHOOL: Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun County Campus LOCATION: Sterling, VA PARTNER: Northern Virginia Community College CONTRACTOR: Gilbane Construction ARCHITECT: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering DATE OF INSTALLATION: Spring/Summer, 2012 SUMMARY: A project by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering, including labs and rooms in … Continued

Thomas Edison High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Engineering Academy SCHOOL: Thomas Edison High School LOCATION: Fairfax County, VA PARTNER: Fairfax County Public Schools CONTRACTOR: Dustin Construction DATE OF INSTALLATION: January, 2011 SUMMARY: In partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, and collaborative vision of the Technology Education and Engineering Education Office, the Edison Engineering Academy Suite was created. This environment … Continued

DES Design & Facility Planning Services

Design Our architectural department is always available to meet with owners and architects to address specific challenges in laboratory environments. Through DES’ involvement, owners and architects can expect to receive highly functional “turn key” designs. Our involvement always addresses mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements. Facility Planning One of the many services that DES provides is … Continued

Phelps A.C.E. High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Phelps A.C.E. High School SCHOOL: Phelps A.C.E. High School LOCATION: Washington, DC CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction ARCHITECT: Fanning Howey DATE OF INSTALLATION: July 2008 AWARDS: 2008 – Turner Construction – Subcontractor of the Year – Finishes Category – Base Bldg. SUMMARY:     Phelps ACE High School is a city-wide, comprehensive application high school … Continued

T. C. Williams High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: T. C. Williams High School LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia CONTRACTOR: Hensel Phelps ARCHITECT: Moseley Architects PARTNER: Alexandria Public Schools DATE OF INSTALLATION: January – July 2007 SUMMARY: DES worked closely with Moseley as well as Alexandria Schools in the design and implementation of over 24 science classrooms and prep rooms as well as … Continued

James River Correction Center / Water Treatment Plant

[one_half] JOB NAME: Water Treatment Plant JOB SITE: James River Correction Center LOCATION: Goochland, Virginia CONTRACTOR: Southwood Builders ARCHITECT: R. Stuart Royer & Associates DATE OF INSTALLATION: June 2007 SUMMARY: DES provided laboratory casework and service fixtures for this water treatment facility. Project utilized a box curb containing cup sinks, electrical receptacles and multiple service … Continued

Ballou High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Ballou Senior High School LOCATION: Washington, DC CONTRACTOR: Paige Industrial Services ARCHITECT: D.C.P.S. / D.C.H.A DATE OF INSTALLATION: May 2007 SUMMARY: DES provided Leonard Peterson & Company Century line of construction for three laboratories including three prep rooms and dedicated chemical storage rooms. The rooms consisted of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The … Continued