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

Hire Ed 2014 Conference

Join us at The Homestead Resort, VA, December 10-12 for the VCCS Hire Eduation Annual Conference! For more information, visit: [divider_hidden] Featured Partners [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third]

3D Immersive Learning – zSpace – New Product from DES

DES is proud to announce our new partnership zSpace, the cutting edge 3D Immersive Learning tool. zSpace offers 3D augmented reality experiences for Science, Technology and Engineering topics, with more on the way. Please take 2 minutes to watch the video below on how zSpace changed one school:   [button_medium color=”dark” target=”_blank” url=””] Download PDF … 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

VEFP 2013 Conference

On Tuesday, February 26, DES partnered with Dr. Philip A. Reed, Chair, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University on a Breakout Session Presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Virgina Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (CEFPI). The presentation, “Designing a Facility to … 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

Langley Education Campus

[one_half] JOB NAME: Langley Education Campus – Living with Science Laboratory SCHOOL: Langley Education Campus LOCATION: Washington, DC PARTNER: Root Cause, Inc DATE OF INSTALLATION: December, 2011 SUMMARY: In partnership with DCPS Office of Innovation, Langley EC School Administration, and Root Cause, DES donated seating and LJ Create “Living with Science” software curriculum and equipment … Continued

North Stafford High School Biomedical Lab

[one_half] PROJECT: PLTW Biomedical Laboratory SCHOOL: North Stafford High School LOCATION: Stafford County, Virginia CONTRACTOR: Direct with Owner ARCHITECT: DES Inc. (for laboratory design only) PARTNER: Stafford County Public Schools DATE OF INSTALLATION: July 2010 SUMMARY: In collaboration with North Stafford High School and Stafford County Public Schools, DES designed and renovated a teacher workroom … Continued