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Department of General Services receives K-12 Education - Award of Merit: Howard D. Woodson High School

Department of General Services receives an Award of Merit for the Howard D. Woodson Senior High School project. The school project was certified by the United States Green Building Council as LEED-Gold. 

The 235,000-sq-ft, $93-million replacement school in Washington, D.C. was designed to accommodate a curriculum based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Facilities within the building include a proscenium theater, a natatorium, two gymnasiums and a media center with a television studio.

Designed to achieve LEED-Gold certification, its sustainable features include a green roof, rainwater harvesting system, high-performance glazing, super-insulated perimeter envelope, automated lighting controls, water-conserving plumbing fixtures and materials that emit low-volatile organic compounds.

The project Guaranteed Maximum Price was established with architectural drawings at 65% complete. Crews worked on a tight urban campus and delivered the facility in 14 months.

Howard D. Woodson High School, Washington, D.C.

Key Players

General Contractor: HESS Construction + Engineering Services, Gaithersburg, Md.

Owner: District of Columbia Public Schools/DGS, Washington, D.C.

Lead Design: Cox Graae + Spack Architects, Washington, D.C.

Structural Engineer: Adtek Engineers, Fairfax, Va.

Architecture: SHW Group, Reston, Va.

Article posted at: http://enr.construction.com/bonus_regions/midatlantic/2012/1210-Howard-D-Woodson-High-School.asp?page=2

Submitted by HESS Construction + Engineering Services

See link below for a listing of the Department of General Services awards.