The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, is situated on an 87-acre campus in a natural setting that includes forest, streams and fields. The School has embarked on a multi-phase campus expansion starting in 2001. The Intermediate School (grades 6 - 8) project wrapped up in 2013, now the fifth building cox graae + spack has designed on the campus. The mission of this project and the larger expansion is to create an environmentally sensitive 21st century School that extends teaching spaces from the classroom to the outdoors. The Intermediate School underwent a refurbishment of all classrooms, a new main office, three breakout areas for students, six additional classrooms, new bathrooms, and two new outdoor learning spaces, including an amphitheater in the Pingree Garden and a second-floor deck. The School’s new two-story common space is a focal point of the design and will be used for community meetings and student gatherings. The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.