The Eliot-Hine campus, located at 1830 Constitution Ave NE, consists of four adjoining buildings totaling approximately 158,000 SF. The original building was constructed in 1931, with additions constructed in 1936 and 1961. Although the buildings are adjoining, the 1961 additions presented misaligned levels, were significantly oversized for the current / projected student body, and provided several operational challenges.
MGAC provided Project Management and Cost Management services to DCPS to help create a right-sized unified building with true community presence in the Capitol Hill area. The 1961 buildings were demolished, and in its place, a new addition that better connects the campus with ADA accessibility was constructed. The other buildings were renovated and restored to their historic nature, bringing their unique character to the forefront.
During the modernization, MGAC helped coordinate a phased swing plan for the students. The school was first relocated to the 1931 and 1936 portions of the building to allow for demolition of the 1961 additions. The following year, students moved into onsite modular trailers. The modernized facility is home to approximately 480 students. The new facilities include a gym, back-of-house space, broadcast media classrooms, and music classrooms. The building is certified LEED - Gold and is an asset to the neighborhood.