As the lead partner in the joint venture, Smoot Construction led the Design Build team responsible for all phases of the school modernization including preconstruction, renovation and close-out.
Roosevelt High School was completely transformed from an old, dilapidated 1930’s high school to a new 21st century learning environment. This modernization involved replacing or upgrading all building systems and components to new condition and modifying space to meet programmatic requirements. Scope of work included abatement, selective interior demolition, preservation and restoration of historic fabric to include windows, stone and masonry, woodwork, and moldings. The renovated 331,000 sf school includes sections for arts, academics and athletics.
Our goal was to transform the building into a technology-enhanced facility that operates at a high performance level for its mechanical systems. Out of respect for the 1930s structure, we found ways to celebrate the historic features of the building such as:
Construction Manager at Risk/ Design-Builder
DC Preservation League Award from DC Preservation League 2016
Committee of 100 on the Federal City 2016 Vision Award
American In-house Design Award (for the Atrium acoustical baffles) from Graphic Design USA 2016
Engineering News and Record Regional Best, Mid-Atlantic Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit 2016
Associated General Contractors of DC Outstanding Renovation and Restoration 2016