April 29, 2013. On April 17, 2013, Christoffer Graae travelled to Pittsburgh to speak at this year's Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Northeast Regional Conference. His presentation, Woodrow Wilson High School: Transforming a Diamond in the Rough, touched on the project's challenges, solutions and its sustainability. Certainly fitting, just days after the school's induction into the District of Columbia's elite group of Green Ribbon Schools. Chris spent three days at the conference, (April 18-20) taking part in workshops, events and networking with other CEFPI members. Chris has over 30 years designing educational facilities. He has been a member of CEFPI for approximately five years and continues to work closely with the organization to the benefit of thousands of students, faculty and communities. CEFPI is a non-profit founded in 1921 and has since had a mission to improve the places where children learn. CEFPI members, individuals, institutions & corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.
April 29, 2013. Shea Hasan of cox graae + spack architects and member of SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) took the afternoon off to give time and serve a meal to the children and families of the NIH's Children's Inn in Bethesda, MD.
April 29, 2013. Wilson High School in Ward 3 was named a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
April 29, 2013. Woodrow Wilson High School and Howard D. Woodson STEM High School receive recognition in Learning by Design.
March 7, 2013. The firm was selected to renovate and modernize Roosevelt High School located in Washington, DC.
March 7, 2013. cox graae + spack architects was featured in the Architecture DC Magazine article, Two Cool Schools: Up-to-Date Designs for Public Education, for the firm’s design of Woodrow Wilson High School and Howard D. Woodson Senior High School.
March 7, 2013. The Washington, DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named cox graae + spack architects the recipient of the 2012 Award of Merit, Historic Resources for the design of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC.
March 7, 2013. cox graae + spack architects was honored by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association with the Award of Excellence for Best Renovation/Historic Restoration for the design of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC.
March 7, 2013. In 2012, American School + University magazine recognized cox graae + spack architects for the modernization of Woodrow Wilson High School, presenting them with the “Outstanding Design in Renovation/Modernization” award. To view the full article, click here.
March 7, 2013. cox graae + spack was added to the list of elite architectural firms in the nation to receive the Lee J. Brockway Award for outstanding planning and inspired design of high quality learning environments. The firm’s was honored for the design of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC.
December 20, 2012. cox graae + spack architects is featured in Penton Media's November 2012 edition of the American School & University 2012 Architectural Portfolio for the design of Howard D. Woodson STEM High School, Washington, D.C.
December 20, 2012. cox graae + spack architects was selected for publication in Penton Media's American School & University 2012 Architectural Portfolio for the design of Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.
June 22, 2012. Eastern High School and Woodrow Wilson High School were bestowed the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for high-quality restoration and preservation.
May 10, 2012. The transformation of the historic Gales School into a new location for Central Union Mission is officially underway with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site on May 7, 2012.
March 7, 2012. The Washington Building Congress 2012 Craftsmanship Awards recognized the work of the Woodrow Wilson High School modernization in five categories.
February 14, 2012. Arlington County has selected Reed School / Westover Branch Library to receive an Award of Excellence through their 2011 DesignArlington competition.
November 10, 2011. Cox graae + spack was founded on May 1, 1981. In honor of our 30 years, we hosted a celebration at House of Sweden in Georgetown. We thank our clients, colleagues, and friends for coming out to support and celebrate cg+s with us.
November 1, 2011. American School & University magazine’s 2011 Architectural Portfolio bestowed a Citation for Historic Preservation upon Eastern High School. You can view a digital version of the Architectural Portfolio here.
October 1, 2011. Principal Christoffer Graae has been elected to the 2012 Board of Directors for AIA|DC. Chris is pleased to have the opportunity to serve the Washington DC chapter of the AIA. You can read more about AIA|DC here.
September 23, 2011. Eastern High School received the Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Washington Chapter of AIA (AIA|DC).
September 16, 2011. Read about HD Woodson seeking LEED Gold status on the USGBC National Capital Region Chapter’s Website.
September 1, 2011. The recently re-opened Woodrow Wilson High School is featured on The Center for Green Schools website by USGBC. Read the full article here.
August 18, 2011. Mayor Gray, along with school principal Peter Cahall, Representatives Kwame Brown and Mary Cheh, City Administrator Allen Lew and cg+s principal Christoffer Graae addressed a large crowd of Wilson supporters during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly modernized Woodrow Wilson High School.
August 17, 2011. The Woodson community turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new HD Woodson High School in Way 7 today.
August 1, 2011. American School & University Magazine featured Eastern High School in their 2011 Educational Interiors Showcase. The project was denoted as an Outstanding Design for an Interior Renovation. You can view the digital issue of the 2011 Educational Interiors Showcase here.
July 21, 2011. Eastern High School was awarded the Project of the Year for Schools from the National Capital Region Chapter of the USGBC at the ninth annual A Midsummer Night’s Green. Read more here.
June 1, 2011. Eastern High School, a DCPS modernization and restoration project achieved in collaboration with Fanning Howey Architects, has achieved LEED Gold certification under USGBC’s LEED for Schools program.