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Landis Architects/Builders

7059 Blair Rd., NW Suite 300 - Washington, DC 20012

Phone 202-726-3777

Lafayette Elementary School - Northwest, DC

This library renovation of our neighborhood Washington, DC public school was a probono construction management project for our firm. The existing library, as you can see from the "before" photos, suffered from thread-bare 20 year old carpet, buzzing halide lights, mismatched furniture and a dysfunctional layout. The library area consisted of a large triple height main room, with two flanking rooms on a mezzanine level. Both flanking rooms were open to the main library. When one space was in use the other two were acoustically compromised...


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British School - Northwest, DC

This private school in Washington D.C. needed to update two rooms‐a multi-purpose room and a music room—to better suit the needs of the students, who range from kindergarten age through high school. For the multi-purpose room, the school needed a more efficient way to distribute catered meals. We incorporated an adjacent hallway and storage room. The existing music room was too large for the 20-student classes and it didn't have natural light. We split the space into two rooms—a music classroom and a practice room. Natural light from the classroom windows now flows across the hallway into the practice room.