FCPS Receives Merit Award from 2019 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Program

News Release
September 11, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools has earned a 2019 Merit Award and an Honorable Mention in Fairfax County’s James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Program.  The program, established in 1984, recognizes achievement in the total design of a building and its site, and is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.


Langley High School earned a Merit Award in the institutional category for its renovation, which was completed in 2018. Members of the jury cited the building’s “comprehensive modernization and expansion…” as providing “a centerpiece for the community, a sense of pride.”  It also recognized “progressive ideas of school planning” and the community stair.  Perkins Eastman served as the architect for the project.


Hollin Meadows Elementary School was awarded an Honorable Mention for its renovation, which was completed in 2018. Members of the jury commented that new additions took “contextual inspiration from the surrounding mid-century modern community” and that material choice and a unifying canopy blended the new architecture with the old.  MTFA served as the architect for the project. 


The James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Program is administered by Fairfax County’s Department of Planning and Development in cooperation with the County Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


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For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.