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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.  

Hampton Park Apartments

MCN was awarded the 201-unit, multi-family Hampton Park Parcel 10 Apartments within the development. The scope of work includes demolishing the existing two-story mall and constructing a four-story residential apartment building with a semi-attached two-story precast garage. Hampton Park is a real estate development located in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that is envisioned as a mixed-use development project on the 25-acre site formerly known as Hampton Mall.

Jennie Dean Park

MCN Build was selected as the General Contractor for Jennie Dean Park’s long-anticipated transformation. This 12.56-acre park offers two illuminated diamond fields, a lighted tennis court, a basketball court, a playground for pre-school and school-aged children, two picnic shelters, an all-gender restroom building, green casual use space, and a stream overlook. The scope of work included landscaping, site circulation, furnishings, signage, stormwater management, parking, public art, and historic interpretation elements. The new, re-designed playground is now closer to S. Four Mile Run Drive and more visible and accessible to the surrounding community. It’s ADA-accessible with age-separated areas and state-of-the-art safety features, including poured-in-place rubber surfaces.

Lubber Run Community Center

The Lubber Run Community Center is a brand-new 60,000 SF facility with a 50,000 SF underground parking structure, outdoor courts, and play spaces. As a part of the FY 2017 – 2026 Capital Improvement Plan, the new community center invigorates the surrounding neighborhoods with programs for community members of all ages, including a pre-school and senior center. The brand new community center is Net Zero Ready and seeking LEED Gold Certification.

KIPP DC Legacy College Prep & Ferebee Hope Recreation Center

MCN Build constructed the co-located KIPP DC Legacy College Prep and Ferebee Hope Recreation Center. This brand new state-of-the-art high school prepares 800 students for success in college, careers, and life. The project also created a new, cutting-edge community and recreation center, which houses an indoor pool, multipurpose space, and gymnasium. This project is seeking LEED Gold Certification.

The Fields at RFK Campus

MCN Build redeveloped the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Lot 7. The RFK Multipurpose fields are the first step in converting the impervious asphalt parking lots into usable green space to accommodate the continually growing demand for athletic and recreational facilities in the District. The complex also includes a celebration pavilion for organized community activities and events.

Shepherd Park Community Center and Elementary School Cafeteria

MCN Build constructed a new recreation center addition that connects to the existing Shepherd Elementary School. The elementary school will use the new area during school hours as their gymnasium and dining cafeteria. The project also included renovating the school’s existing warming kitchen and cafeteria to a full cooking kitchen and serving area. This project is LEED Gold Certified.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Digital Commons

MCN Build modernized the 45,000 SF digital library and great hall in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, a building listed on the National Historic Registry. These spaces now feature cutting-edge computer stations and community meeting areas to encourage creativity and artistic endeavors. The library houses more than 70 computers loaded with the latest design software.

Fire Engine and Medical Services (FEMS) No. 16

MCN Build restored the Fire Engine and Medical Services (FEMS) No. 16 response facility to its original grandeur. The renovated building features new finishes, system upgrades, new windows, site improvements, and a restored facade. Originally built in 1932, the engine house services the emergency needs of the surrounding community, including the White House. This project is seeking LEED Silver certification.