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Meridian High School

Pushing boundaries on an urban occupied site

  • $120M

    Project Value

  • Falls Church, Virginia

    Falls Church, Virginia

One component of a 10-acre, mixed-use economic development is an exciting new high school

The existing George Mason High School was being demolished. But, as part of a joint economic development initiative between the school board and city council, the new replacement high school was already planned. Our job? Architecture, interior design, and planning services for this new six-story, urban-model high school.

The design of the new school—ultimately renamed Meridian High School—combines modern materials with traditional brick for a contemporary aesthetic that will stand the test of time. Interiors will also be designed with an eye toward tomorrow, with flexible floorplans that provide security, efficiency, and adaptability to support programs and educational needs as they evolve.

Now complete, Meridian High School provides students and teachers with a variety of spaces—informed by the priorities of flexibility, visual transparency, and natural daylighting. The academic setting encourages creative thought, community building, and individual growth.

At a Glance

Gilbane, Stantec, and Quinn Evans Architects
Learning by Design, A&ID Awards of Excellence, Grand Prize - Project Over 100,000 SF Award, 2023
Breaking Ground
Meet Our Team

Katharine Land, Senior Interior Designer

I believe that we can improve the daily experience of end users by providing unexpected yet inspiring spaces.

Katharine Land

Senior Interior Designer

Meridian (formerly George Mason) High School Plan

This phasing plan visualization was created for Falls Church City Public Schools to communicate to concerned stakeholders how construction would unfold for the George Mason High School replacement school project.

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