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Rethinking The Future Awards 2020

The Design-Build Team was challenged to transform this aging 1898 National Landmark through a comprehensive modernization into a world-class facility that finally matches the school’s reputation as one of the nation’s premier Arts High Schools. The design finds the balance between restoring and respecting the historic fabric while creating major new academic and performance venues. To accommodate the technically sophisticated programs, approximately 73,000 sqft of outmoded secondary space was replaced with 175,000 sqft of new construction, with the remaining historic space restored, renovated and adaptively re-used, expanding the 600 student facility to 265,000 sqft.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2020 Third Award | Institutional (Built)

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Studio Name: LBA-CGS Joint Venture Design Team: Christoffer Graae, AIA (Principal-in-Charge), Ansar Burney (Project Manager), Chris Ambridge, AIA (Project Architect) Area: 265,000 SF Year: 2017 Location: Washington, DC

Consultants: Civil Engineer – A. Morton Thomas MEP Engineer – Global Engineering Solutions Structural Engineer – ReStl Landscape Architect – Landscape Architecture Bureau Traffic Engineer – Gorove Slade AV/IT, Acoustics, Security – Polysonics LEED Consulting – Green Shape LLC Theater Design – Fisher Dachs Associates Historic Preservation – EHT Traceries Cost Estimation – TCT Cost Estimating Food Service Design – Nyikos Associates Fire / Life Safety – Jensen Hughes Lighting Design – MCLA Photography Credits: Chris Ambridge, AIA

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