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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: Rockville Residence

Process—————12 July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Repurpose > Replace

Process—————29 September 2014

Gallaudet University has tapped Studio Twenty Seven to convert Peet Hall, a mid-century modern student dormitory, into offices for the Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS). While Gallaudet pushes...Keep Reading

Making Multi-Modal Transport Connections

Process—————13 October 2014

The front and back of Washington DC's Union Station present very different faces to the city. The front is Daniel Burnham's Beaux Arts facade, reflecting the stately-ness of the Capitol and the...Keep Reading

Murch School Feasibility Study Completed

Process—————4 November 2014

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture recently completed a feasibility study for the Murch Elementary School in Washington, DC. The work involved exploring options for doubling the size of one of the...Keep Reading

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