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Nottingham Elementary School 
Arlington, VA



71,000 SF


Originally constructed in 1951, Nottingham Elementary School was undersized and did not meet current Arlington County Public Schools Design Guidelines. Samaha’s modernization design included a complete renovation, with the exception of the recently added gymnasium; a reconfiguration of the site circulation and parking; and extensive new program areas. Additional spaces include classrooms, a teachers’ work area, a computer lab, offices and testing areas, a media center, art suite, music suite, and reading rooms. A new administrative suite and lobby enhance visual supervision, while strategic zoning concepts allow for extensive community use.


2008 - Virginia Educational Facility Planners, Merit Award for Renovation/Addition PK-5
2007 - CEFPI Southeast Region, Best in Category - Renovation/Additions
2006 - Virginia School Boards Association Exhibition of School Architecture

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