The Concept

Pinwheel Concept Schematic
  • After presenting three original concepts for the Minnie Howard site to the School Board and school/community stakeholders followed by a presentation of a refined version of the Hand and Pinwheel concepts based on community and internal feedback, the School Board voted to pursue the Pinwheel Concept (pictured above) as the design for the new Minnie Howard. The Pinwheel option features a main entrance and prominent civic presence from Braddock Road, a strong relationship between learning spaces and the heart of the school and a bus loop situated along Braddock Road. Pinwheel also offers the most open space, parking and flexibility for future expansion.