S&R Foundation Selects Architectural Team to Handle Renovations for Historic Fillmore School in Georgetown

June 8, 2016

S&R Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit that supports gifted individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, today announced that a team led by Barnes Vanze Architects and Campion Hruby Landscape Architects has been selected to bring Georgetown’s historic Fillmore School into the 21st Century, providing a modernized space suitable for artists, in which form meets function and creativity abounds. The Fillmore School will be a top quality place for artists from international backgrounds to pursue independent study while also providing a hub of artistic learning for DC high school students.

“The selection process was competitive and we are confident that Barnes Vanze Architects and Campion Hruby Landscape Architects will do a great job leading the project,” said Dr. Sachiko Kuno, President of S&R Foundation. “This project begins with an historical property, but one that will undergo metamorphosis, providing creative inspiration.”

The design team led by Barnes Vanze and Campion Hruby brings vast experience to the project, while also offering a fresh approach and an understanding of S&R’s vision for the school. In addition to studio spaces for resident artists, the plan includes quiet spaces, gardens and areas suitable for group collaborative efforts.

“S & R Foundation’s tradition in fostering talent and creativity through residence programs takes another great leap forward into the arts with the Fillmore artist residency program,” said Barnes Vanze Principal Anthony “Ankie” Barnes. “Barnes Vanze Architects and its collaborators are delighted to have been selected to work with S&R on the Fillmore School project. We feel the old school building is ripe for renovation and improvement in a manner respectful of its historic nature and neighborhood location.  After the project is completed, the renovated school building, with its small addition and expanded gardens, will provide a vibrant home for this great program in upper Georgetown.”

Fillmore is currently hosting S&R’s pilot Studios program, providing dedicated space for 12 DC artists selected for the project in April. Renovations will begin in late 2016/early 2017.

About S&R Foundation

S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2000 to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Contributions to S&R Foundation go directly to funding its mission. Overhead and general operational costs are covered by founders' contributions and use of existing assets. For more information, visit SandRFoundation.org.