Project: DC Infrastructure Academy
Client: DC Department of General Services

An unused elementary school was transformed into a healthy learning environment for adult vocational education. Classrooms and office space accommodate DC Infrastructure Academy programs that provide infrastructure jobs counseling and training. The ISTUDIO-JP2 Architects team reconfigured interior spaces and upgraded existing building systems to meet current building standards. Educational interior design elements included partitions with vibrant graphics and industrial materials to create spaces in the Great Hall for security, orientation, and counseling. Classrooms are finished with durable materials and the latest technology for jobs training in utility fields. The team worked closely with the Department of Employment Services on the Phase 1 design, permit, and build on a fast track that met deadlines for the mayor’s initiative.