FALLS CHURCH, VA — After a selection process that began in November 2017, the Falls Church City School Board unanimously selected the design-build team of Gilbane, Stantec, and Quinn Evans Architects (QEA) for the new $108 million George Mason High School. Falls Church City Schools’ Superintendent Peter Noonan noted, “The design put forth by the Gilbane team is nothing short of brilliant. It is everything the community has asked for and more. I'm very excited as we now move into the home stretch with engagement between the architects and the community beginning in earnest.”
The selection of the design-build team comes after the Falls Church community approved a Referendum to build the new high school in November 2017, after 10 years of document reviews, community meetings, and feasibility studies. The construction of the new building will be the final milestone in the process. The team’s design was selected because it not only addressed the community’s top priorities, but also incorporated sustainable elements, flexible and collaborative learning spaces, community accessibility, robust safety and security measures, and compatibility with the upcoming adjacent 10-acre private development site planned as a vibrant mixed-use community.