As the project architect for the design-build addition and we were responsible for the modernization of Janney Elementary School in Washington, DC. The existing 40,000 SF school building was originally built in 1929 and is listed as a historic landmark by the Historic Preservation Review Board. As a landmark, the historic features of the exterior of the building will remain pristine as it was originally built over 80 years ago, while the interior will incorporate a new, contemporary design. The 40,000 SF addition connects to the existing building by making a transition in glass to a corner tower of brick. The building then turns the corner to the west side of the site and transforms into a completely contemporary structure of cast concrete, glass and metal light shelves.
The addition programmatically reflects the new DC standards for schools which requires an art room, science lab, multi-purpose room and media center.
The project is being constructed using the design-build method of execution. A number of bid packages will be developed to fast-track the process, including Foundation-to-grade and Demolition packages. The project was done in 2 phases. The addition was constructed first and then the existing building was renovated in the second phase.
The school achieved LEED Silver certification.
JANNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL