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KIPP DC Ruth K. Webb Campus: A Case Study

Process—————16 September 2014

On a hot July evening in 2012 flames ripped through the Ruth K. Webb Public School, a surplus Washington DC public school building in the Northeast quadrant’s Trinidad neighborhood. Just weeks...Keep Reading

Updating the Monopoly House Typology

Process—————11 September 2014

This new house is located on a suburban block surrounded by post-war "Monopoly" houses - those ubiquitous free-standing dwellings seemingly modeled on the little green plastic starter houses found in...Keep Reading

Panelization versus Prefabrication

Process—————3 September 2014

Prefabricated buildings have been in and out of fashion since World War II. Today, we are still riding a prefab high, even though, in a residential context, prefab can often be more expensive than...Keep Reading

Light Cloud

Process—————29 August 2014

Construction of the "Light Cloud" is almost complete at Gallaudet University. The Cloud is a sculptural form with a specific purpose. It is being installed at the Ballard North Dormitory, which will...Keep Reading

Rebirth of a Mission

Process—————22 August 2014

In 2008 a historic building slated to house a new community center in Southeast Washington DC collapsed during interior demolition. After years of investigation, an Emergency Raze Permit, and...Keep Reading

Construction Watch: Rockville Residence

Process—————12 July 2014

The foundation walls are nearing completion on this new residence in...Keep Reading

Design of New Campus for Achievement Prep Academy Begins

Process—————11 July 2014

Achievement Prep Academy (APA) is a network of high-performing college preparatory schools located east of the Anacostia River in Ward 8 of Washington, DC. Dedicated to remaining in their existing...Keep Reading

Construction Watch: ACPS Central Office Nears Completion

Process—————8 July 2014

Alexandria City Public Schools' Central Office nears completion and will soon open its doors to the public. A first floor community board room provides new space for educational public forums, while...Keep Reading

La Casa: 20 months of Construction in 50 Seconds

Process—————7 July 2014

La Casa Timelapse 14-0703 from Studio Twenty Seven on Vimeo.  This time-lapse video is made from images of the La Casa site, from a few weeks following groundbreaking through July 3, 2014. A...Keep Reading

Construction Watch: KIPP DC: Webb Campus

Process—————2 July 2014

The floors are being polished and the play equipment is in place at the KIPP DC: Webb Campus. We're excited to see KIPP DC's latest school running at full capacity this summer.KIPP DCKIPP DC on...Keep Reading

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