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Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School

704 26th Street, NE Washington, DC 20002





Project Description

Phelps is not just a DC public school, the building itself is an education. In some parts of the school, ceiling pipes are exposed and color-codes – as in typical commercial construction – so that students can follow the paths of electrical wires, plumbing lines and the sprinkler system.

As such, this state-of-the-art facility jibes with the school’s mission. OPEFM took a decommissioned, decrepit public vocational school and has transformed it, in only one year, into a career academy for high school students interested in joining the construction arts.

The scope of work was divided into several phases to modernize the High Bay 1960s shop building; create a new administration building; modernize the 1930s-era historic building, and restore the 1970s-era classroom building and gymnasium.





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