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School Without Walls at Francis Stevens Campus

The School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens modernization will be roughly 126,000 SF, serving approximately 680 students. Classrooms will be created to accommodate a 21st-century learning environment and meet DCPS education specification standards. In addition to classrooms, discovery commons spaces, small group rooms, and resource rooms will be integrated into the design to accommodate special projects, collaborative work, and individual pull-out instruction. The new modernized design shall allow for dining and physical education services.

Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center

The newly established Turner|MCN Joint Venture was awarded the new GW Health Hospital and Ambulatory Pavilion project at St. Elizabeths East, Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center. This $375M, 136-bed facility will house an emergency department, trauma center, radiology, surgery, and women’s services in a 250,000 SF acute care building. The outpatient ambulatory wing will include 77,000 SF of clinic space, imaging, specialty care, medical offices, cardiac rehab, surgery, and conference/education space. Additionally, the project will include a 500-car parking deck. The New Hospital at St. Elizabeths East will give Ward 7, and 8 residents access to critical health and special services at state-of-the-art facilities, including maternal health and newborn nursery services, obstetric services, and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Garfield Elementary School

This project includes a complete renovation of the existing historic building and new construction additions to create a modernized learning space. The new school will consist of physical education space and dining services, discovery commons spaces, small group rooms, and resource rooms to accommodate special projects, collaborative work, and individual pull-out instruction. The project will be designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification, green roof credits, Energy Star Certification, and incorporate NetZero strategies. The substantial completion date is October 15, 2024.

Raymond Elementary School

The Raymond Elementary School project will create an 85,000 SF learning facility to bring the Raymond ES in line with the District of Columbia Public Schools Educational Specifications, including discovery commons spaces, small group rooms, and resource rooms. The project is seeking LEED Gold Certification.

Howard University Undergraduate Library

MCN Build provided preconstruction and general contracting services for the Howard University Undergraduate Library. The project consisted of a three-story renovation joined to the historic Howard University Founders library next door. Interior finishes and MEP systems were upgraded, and extensive waterproofing and facade repairs were done to protect the new finishes.


Modernizing the space to meet the needs of the campus included the integration of technology to support the new-age learning environment. The open space plan encourages collaboration and equitable space for student body engagement within the collaboration spaces and quiet study areas. The library renovation includes the expansion of document/book storage on the Archives level.

Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan

The Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan (CHML) serves students from all eight wards in the District of Columbia. This complex modernization project involved the renovation of the historic building, removing the classroom trailer annex, and constructing a substantial three-part building addition encompassing 97,000 square feet. This $62M expansion of the only Montessori school in D.C.’s public school system incorporates a Children’s House and a co-located middle school for PK3-8 students, which now allows for an increase in enrollment from 362 to 495.  


The CHML school achieved LEED Gold Certification and incorporated geothermal heating and cooling technology, aligning with sustainability and environmental impact best practices outlined in the Mayor’s Sustainable DC initiative. CHML’s configuration provides students with 10+ outdoor classrooms, an outdoor recreation area, and a rooftop turf field.  


MCN performed an interior renovation of an existing space to create a beautiful new restaurant and bar with a gourmet kitchen and storehouse. Ilili is a Lebanese restaurant that has been crowned the “Jewel of the Wharf.” This 6,261 square foot, $1.2M project was transformed from a glass cube into an exquisite courtyard. The interior of the space is inspired by the enchanting gardens found within the courtyards of longstanding Beirut homes. The space features high ceilings and an enclosed patio lined with trees and suspended birdcages filled with steel doves that hover seven feet above the ground.

Rocketship Infinity Community Prep Public Charter School

The third Rocketship DC Public Charter School includes 26 classrooms, three special education classrooms, two cafeterias, learning labs, a lobby, a nurse’s suite, administrative offices, a gym, and multiagora space. The school is located in a unique site with a prominent residential community. The exterior facade and colors are reminiscent of the houses and residential spaces surrounding the school, making an aesthetic tie between the school and the neighborhood. This project is designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.

Marlow Heights Community Center

The MCN | VMDO design-build team won the Marlow Heights Community Center replacement project in Prince George’s County! The 22,000 SF multi-generational community center will consist of a gymnasium, a fitness center, a multi-purpose room, a teen room, a group fitness studio, and a community meeting room with a warming kitchen. The center will provide an array of programs simultaneously to serve the recreation and leisure needs and interests of an entire family. The project’s substantial completion is June 2023.

National Presbyterian Church

MCN Build was chosen as the Construction Manager for the renovation and expansion of the National Presbyterian Church (NPC). The approximate 12.5-acre campus houses NPC and the National Presbyterian School (NPS) and includes several other buildings. The main church building had not been significantly upgraded or renovated since its initial construction nearly 50 years ago. In 2015, NPC’s Session (leadership) appointed a Facility Master Planning Team (FMPT) to lead the church in a master planning effort. The proactive historic designation approach intends to preserve multiple future options for construction and campus use. 


The historic National Presbyterian Church was a complex project on an active site, occupied by the NPS and NBC 4, with heavy traffic along Nebraska Avenue. This project involved adding three new conference rooms, reprogramming and renovating other interior spaces, and upgrades to the fire alarm and mechanical systems. Alongside Beyer Blinder Belle Architects, we created sanctuary terrace areas, a new garden, and a stormwater bio-retention system, all while salvaging limestone from the existing facade to clad the new addition. Much of the work focused on minimizing NPC’s environmental footprint.