Loudoun County Public Schools
Waxpool Elementary School’s design originated with one of our existing prototypes, which we tailored with colors, patterns, and architectural refinements that distinguish the building as the Waxpool Piranhas’ new home. Exterior horizontal sun-shading devices and translucent glazing increase the energy efficiency and minimize sun glare at the building’s south-facing façade. The two-story main entrance lobby features a grand stair illuminated by a skylight.
A multipurpose room accommodates large group events, as well as indoor physical education activities. This space includes a stage for school and community performances. The art classroom’s location at the heart of the facility allows easy access from all classrooms and provides an activity patio onto a courtyard. From the courtyard, natural light floods into the entrance corridor connecting the interior with an outdoor learning space. The facility achieved Design to Earn the Energy Star recognition.