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Wilson Secondary School

The Wilson Secondary School is a new multi-story, multi-program school that aims to utilize space as effectively as possible, in order to accommodate the educational needs of the growing Arlington County community.

Arlington, Virginia

Client: Leo A Daly & Bjarke Ingles Group

Building Size: 184,078 sf

Project Cost: $80 million

Certifications: LEED Gold

The new Wilson Secondary School was designed to house up to 775 students. The project also involved the design of a special needs program for approximately 100 students.

Interface Engineering provided MEP Engineering and Sustainable Design services for:
- Building envelope thermal performance improvements (walls and roof).
- Daylight responsive sensors and controls.
- Demand responsive ventilation with CO2 sensors and controls.
- Demand responsive interior lighting controls with occupancy sensors.
- EnergyStar® rated school equipment.
- Exhaust and relief air heat recovery.
- High performance windows.
- Light emitting diode (LED) lighting.
- Premium efficiency motors.
- Variable frequency drives on all three-phase motors.
- Water cooled variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling.
- Dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) with energy recovery.

Maximized Daylighting

Bjarke Ingles Group

Shared Recreational Spaces

Bjarke Ingles Group

Secure Drop-Off for Students

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