RENOVATING A NATIONALLY HISTORIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Position: Lead Project Designer, BIM Manager OTJ Architects
Status: Complete Size: 40,000 SF Program: Pre-K 3/4 & Daycare Address: 1050 21st Street, Washington, DC LEED Gold
DESCRIPTION My role in this project was to design, document and manage the entire school’s renovation from SD-CA phases of design and construction. I was in charge of all BIM and information being past from design consultants, contractors and our client while selecting all finishes for both the interior (floor, walls, ceiling, light fixtures, furniture, etc.) and exterior (masonry, steel, windows, doors, etc.). This historic 1868 school had to be upgraded to twenty-first century codes and regulations alongside massive abatement procedures. This was achieved through constant communication with DCRA, DCPS, DGS, HPRB, and HPO in the District to assure proper permits were received in order to keep the project on schedule. The project achieved LEED Gold. Unlike many project the school was separated into two design packages: an Interior and Exterior that involved two different contractors. My role included managing both contractors among eight design consultants to assure the correct information was being received and processed to achieve our design intent among a heavily constrained budget.