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Washington, DC

The Modernization of Ben Murch Elementary School integrates maintenance of the existing school’s pod typology, the creation of a new central circulation spine or ‘main street’, and maximizing the site’s contiguous open play areas. The school’s addition created a new glass connector that lightly ties the new and old building together, becoming the school’s new front door and lobby. The academic pods, the lobby, and the athletics pod are tied together by the new main street, which runs throughout the entire school. This project is LEED® Gold via the U.S. Green Building Council.

Preservation, Interior Design

129,000 SF

Client: DGS & DCPS

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Murch Elementary School

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