Dedicated in June 2006, the new 77,136-SF Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School in Montgomery County replaced an undersized, outdated facility on the same site.

Conceived as a series of “neighborhoods,” the design responds to the school’s residential context and its young occupants.  Materials and color selection distinguish neighborhoods and give a sense of place. A dramatic curved wall of windows in the media center overlooks the athletic fields and natural daylight floods spaces throughout.



  • 23 teaching stations for grades Pre-K through 5th
  • Breakout rooms for small group & special instruction
  • 4,000-SF gymnasium
  • 2,800-SF multi-purpose/auditorium space