The Heights building (wilson secondary school)

Location: Arlington, VA
Architect: Bjark Ingels Group
Facade Design: Innovation Glass

The Heights Building, designed by BIG, is a relocation and expansion of the Wilson Secondary School. The innovative design maximizes use of the small city lot with a series of rotated bars that house the classrooms. The rotated bars created a cascading outdoor roof space while also leaving plenty of room for recreational space at street level.


The lobby of the building is a 62’-wide and 41’-high VS1 facade. 14’ 6”-high panes of glass are supported by the rectangular jumbo VS1 mullion. The wall, which is hung from above, accommodates 2” of downward movement.


Check out a full gallery of renderings by clicking the button below, and stayed tuned for more images of the finished building!