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RFP for the Modernization of Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Issued: July 9, 2012

The District of Columbia Department of General Services (“DGS” or “Department”) is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to engage an architect/engineer to provide a full range of design services associated with the historic restoration and modernization of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located at 3500 R Street, NW, Washington, DC. The existing Duke Ellington facility was constructed in 1898. The selected architect/engineer (“Architect” of A/E”) will be required to provide the design for the renovation and expansion of the existing historic school.

The existing building is undersized to meet the school’s existing needs and it is envisioned that new space will need to be added as an “in-fill” addition in order to fully meet programmatic requirements, creating a total building square footage of approximately 165,000. The renovated facility will serve approximately 510 students and will serve as a magnet school for the performing arts. DGS is seeking firms that exhibit design excellence and that are capable of transforming the school building into an icon for the performing arts while respecting the historic character of the existing building.

The renovation and expansion must be complete prior to the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year.

Service Need
DGS is seeking an architect/engineer for design services associated with the historic renovation and modernization of Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Service at a Glance
Provided By: DGS
Location: 2000 14th Street NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20009

Please see the full RFP attached below for additional information regarding this RFP.

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