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  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Pioneer Elementary

Location: Suffolk, VA

A distinct feature of this 700-student school design is the clear separation of grade levels through the use of academic houses. In addition to classrooms, the grade-level houses hold common spaces, teacher centers and restroom cores. The common spaces also provide flexible, non-programmed pull-out space for small groups or one-on-one opportunities. The arrangement of the gym and cafeteria allows for the sharing of the two spaces for special large-group events. The media center is centrally located and accessible to the public, complete with natural lighting that streams in through clerestory windows.