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Mundo Verde at Cook Campus

Mundo Verde is the District of Columbia’s first “green” charter school. With a curriculum based around environmental consciousness, Mundo Verde displays a dedication to sustainability unmatched by any school in the Washington, DC community.

Washington, DC

Studio 27 Architecture

Building Size:

55,000 sf

Project Cost:

$13.2 million


LEED Platinum Certified


  • Innovative Project of the Year: New Construction, USGBC National Capital Region, 2017
  • COTE Top Ten Award, AIA National Committee on the Environment, 2018

Combining the extensive renovation of the historic John F. Cook Elementary School with the addition of a annex building, the facility features new windows, roofing, systems, utility services, and landscaping features. Much of the floor plans remained intact, minimizing the new construction required to house Mundo Verde’s elementary school. The school provides twenty classrooms that aim to adequately accommodate the educational needs of a growing community. The original central auditorium was also restored, and serves as the cafeteria as well as much-needed space for school gatherings. The original exterior asphalt areas were transformed into a playground, creating a schoolyard habitat that features indigenous planting and a rainwater recovery and monitoring station. 


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