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.
The DC Department of General Services awarded MCN|Studios the design-build project for Raymond Elementary School! The 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 will also be integrated into the design and will seek LEED Gold Certification.
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.
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.
KIPP DC Benning Road houses early education, elementary and middle schools. MCN Build constructed the 30,000SF addition to the campus. Situated on a narrow site, the classrooms are located on Benning Road’s corridor that spans two blocks. The addition is comprised of a two-level underground parking garage and three levels of classroom and office space. The entrance lobby, open with glass to all sides and level with the sidewalk, was finished in time for the 2021 school year.
MCN expanded and renovated KIPP DC’s M.C. Terrell Campus. The project provided interior renovations to the existing building, including upgrades to the cafeteria and gymnasium and a connection to the new 20,000 SF early childhood education school. The project involved an entire site redevelopment with additional parking, a multipurpose field, and outdoor play space. The KIPP DC M.C. Terrell Campus was completed in time for the 2021 school year.
MCN renovated the Arlington Public Schools Education Center and converted the building from business use to educational use. This 55,000SF building was converted into a state-of-the-art high school annex that expands to the capacity of the current Washington-Liberty high school on the same campus. The scope of work includes removing all existing and integrating new partitions and finishes, complete HVAC replacement, new roof and insulation, new windows, elevator replacement, entrance canopy, and new site improvements to support educational functions.
The Harford Heights/Sharp Leadenhall Elementary School consists of approximately 144,000 square feet, situated on the existing 12.7 acre Harford Heights Elementary School site. The educational facility houses two independent schools, Harford Heights Elementary School and the new Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary/Middle School. Construction included sustainable features, materials, high-efficiency systems, and infrastructure. This project is seeking LEED Silver.
MCN Build modernized Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School’s new home at Kingsbury campus. Built in 1907, the modernization of this historic school included a complete renovation of the 80,000 SF building. The updated facility features additional classrooms, a cafeteria, library, multi-use shared spaces, offices, new playgrounds, soccer fields, and outdoor classrooms built from trees harvested on-site, all with specialized material and natural furnishings. The sustainable design and construction of this project minimizes the impact on the environment and complies with LEED Gold requirements.
MCN Build modernized and expanded Maury Elementary School to accommodate the school’s projected growth. The project included the renovation of the historic 1886 building and the construction of a three-story addition. The newly updated school benefits over 450 elementary school students with a new kitchen/serving area and additional educational spaces. The HVAC system was also upgraded to support the new addition. This project is seeking LEED Gold Certification.