The current George Mason High School building has served students honorably for over 68 years, two years longer than its namesake was alive for. Many of the design features and systems are obsolete due to advances in modern technology. This has resulted in wasted resources and energy, a fact that students, community members and architects of the new high school hope to change.
As the largest infrastructure development project Falls Church City has seen in decades, the new high school is “an opportunity to make sustainability a priority” as well as “set an example for other development projects,” said Andrew Young, the chair of the Environmental Sustainability Council. “The impacts of sustainable designs make for a “more conducive learning environment.”