WAI provided mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and lighting design, as well as HVAC acoustics and fire protection services for the revitalization and addition to a historic urban public school building. This 53,000 sq. ft. project, located in Washington, DC, had a construction cost of $15 million.
The design of the new addition housed a cafeteria, gymnasium and a rooftop art room. The existing building was reconfigured to create ground floor educational space, such as a library, computer room and music room. The classrooms were maintained with new energy-efficient, operable windows. The buildings systems were replaced and state-or-the-art communications and data systems were integrated into the existing architecture.
This project won two awards including the 2005 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation and the 2005 Merit Award for American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC Chapter.