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Anacostia High School

1601 16th Street, SE Washington, DC 20020

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Project Overview

Anacostia High School is a 247,000 sq. ft. facility consisting of an original building that was constructed in 1935 and three subsequent additions that occurred in the 1940’s, the 1950’s, and the 1970’s. The school currently houses approximately 950 students and recently received a substantial athletic facility upgrade in 2008.

This project aims to meticulously restore the exterior of the building to maintain its historic appearance while transforming the interior into a simple, modern facility with state-of-the-art learning technologies and communications capabilities with increases in natural light and comforting acoustics.

The modernization effort consists of brand new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, new lighting and interior finishes, and technological advancements such as interactive white boards, classroom sound enhancement systems, and numerous computer labs to better-serve its student population. In addition, the school will be completely ADA-accessible and at a minimum shall achieve a LEED for School Silver rating due to its sustainable design considerations. Upon completion, the school will be able to accommodate up to 1,200 students.

Phase 1 (opening August 2011)

Phase 2 (opening August 2012)





Debi Gasper | 202-342-2122 | dgasper@theadagency.com