After Architecture, the Blacksburg, Virginia-based firm founded by Katie MacDonald MArch ’16 and Kyle Schumann in 2012, is the recent subject of Architect magazine’s “Next Progressives” series. The monthly profile showcases exciting architectural talent, and includes an interview with the firm. Asked to name a favorite design, MacDonald and Schumann single out their most recent project, the Camp Barker Memorial. “Composed of a series of entry portals to a modern-day elementary school in Washington, D.C., the project calls attention to the site’s past as a Civil War–era refugee camp for those escaping slavery,” explain the pair. “The portals take form as a folding plane that incorporates a central gateway as well as smaller shelters that engage the scale of the child, inviting young students to grapple with America’s fraught history.”

Read the full interview.

Image: Camp Barker Memorial