Aspiration & Achievement

An engaging building combining studio and music arts to celebrate the creative spirit.


2017 AIA CAE Education Facility Design, Award of Excellence
2014 MIW Excellence in Masonry Design, Honor Award
2013 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards, Honor Award


This shared facility provides art studio space and acoustically designed music rehearsal and performance space. With distinct wings for music and art, a shared gallery lobby provides transitional space between the two programs. The music program includes a recital hall, large rehearsal space, recording studios (one with video/photography booth), and classrooms. The fine arts program includes painting, ceramics, sculpture, and 2-D design/print making, ceramics, graphic design, exhibition spaces, and classrooms. The building is offset with an outdoor sculpture garden featuring student art.