The District of Columbia Department of General Services ("DGS" or "Department") is issuing this Request for Proposals ("RFP") to engage a design firm to serve as the Architect/Engineer ("A/E" or "Architect") to provide a full range of architectural and engineering services necessary for the renovation or modernization of Eliot-Hine Middle School ("Project"). EliotHine Middle School ("Eliot-Hine") is located at 1830 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. The existing building was originally constructed in 1931, with an east wing addition in 1936, and a 1964 addition of a gymnasium wing, a third floor addition to the north wing of original 1931 building, and a northeast wing addition. The building is approximately 157,800 square feet. The school serves students from grade 6 to grade 8. Currently, the school serves a population of 200 students per school year. It is anticipated the school attendance will grow to a maximum of 405 students per year in the next eight years. The school also follows the Behavior and Education Support ("BES"), and the Communication and Education Support ("CES") curricula from the District of Columbia Public Schools ("DCPS") educational stream, as well as hosting an International Baccalaureate program. The building underwent roof replacement for the eastern wings of the facility and exterior door replacement in 201 7, exterior and interior door replacements in 1990, and exterior window replacements in 1988. District of Columbia Public Schools desires to expand the school in order to accommodate approximately 480 students (final number to be determined in the concept phase). Since accommodating 480 students would only require about 89,103 of renovated square feet, depending on what the below mentioned feasibility study discovers, it is not anticipated that a 480 student program will require all of the existing 157,800 square footage. The Architect will work with DGS and DCPS to determine the optimal use of the extra square footage, including the currently unused West Wing, if it will not continue to be used as swing space for DCPS use.
Solicitation ID: DCAM-17-AE-0125