Two Rivers Middle School – Washington, DC

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture 

Anice Hoachlander of studioHDP

Washington, DC

Awards and Recognition:
2021 12th Yuanye Cup International Architecture Award

Interior Wall + Ceiling Cladding:
AMITY – European White Oak
Original cut, character grade
Prefinished with matte polyurethane, voids filled
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled Edges and Ends
Engineered: 3/4” thick (6mm wear layer) X 5” wide X 2′-10’ random lengths

Exterior Soffits:
Custom FSC®-Certified Accoya wood
Species: Pinus radiata
FSC® Certified: FSC® mixed 70%
Finished on face only, sealed all 4 sides (exterior)
Solid 3/4″ thick x 5-3/8″ wide x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

Two Rivers is a network of high-performing public charter schools in Washington, DC. Founded in 2003, Two Rivers now serves more than 1,000 students and their families. They center on hands-on, project-based learning that fosters curiosity, character, and deep engagement with learning with one another. This addition involved a new stand-alone school situated behind the existing elementary school. The building design enabled future expansions, anticipating additional floors going upwards due to the limited site constraints.

AMITY by reSAWN TIMBER co. features wide plank European White Oak flooring and wall cladding prefinished with matte polyurethane. reSAWN‘s European White Oak is prefinished and available in engineered construction.

For a similar look to the Custom Accoya seen on the exterior soffits, see PALAWAN. PALAWAN by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Accoya wood prefinished with a waterborne exterior oil and can be used for exterior cladding.  Accoya wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high-performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture works with clients who seek creative and unique design solutions. Their experience with different types of projects and client structures fosters a studio that is facile in their approach to problem-solving, creative in managing process, and skilled in the ability to defend their client’s interests. They believe firmly in the design process as the means for achieving successful architecture.

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