EDsession Program & Schedule

History and Inspiration: How Integration Has Shaped Dorothy Hamm Middle School

  • Date:Wednesday, November 3
  • Time:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: History often inspires design. This has been especially true for Dorothy Hamm Middle School in Arlington, originally known as Stratford Junior High, which was the first racially integrated middle school in Northern Virginia. Hear how the team drew from the rich history of their school and robust community engagement to transform the existing facility into an innovative space for collaborative learning. We will explore the ways this history has been celebrated in the revitalized facility and continues to embody the story of perseverance, equality and community through its spaces for learning.
  • Location:Classroom 317
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21WC2
  • Learning Objective 1:Understand the Civil Rights Era History associated with the school and how history can positively influence the design.
  • Learning Objective 2:Identify opportunities for developing state-of-the-art environments within constrained building conditions by creating moments of flexibility coupled with cross-disciplinary learning.
  • Learning Objective 3:Consider how earnest stakeholder engagement and respect of historic character can inspire the design, creating a more fully integrated addition.
  • Learning Objective 4:Develop an appreciation for how weaving-in exhibit and diverse learning spaces can enrich learning and unify facilities.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Charles Tilley
Quinn Evans
Tracy Hucul
Quinn Evans