Addison Elementary School

Washington, District of Columbia


District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Department of General Services (DGS)


16,715 SF


$5.2 Million


Full Architectural Design Services

Key Features:

Addison Elementary School is a four-story, historic building located on the northwest corner of Hyde Elementary School’s campus. The renovation of Addison Elementary School significantly expands the model program of inclusion spaces for District of Columbia Public School students with disabilities. The newly completed school now serves as a special school for talented students in grades 1-5 who require extra attention due to learning, physical, or emotional disabilities and will be integrated with the Hyde Elementary School population. LBA provided a design that respects the beautiful historical features of the existing building while allowing it to return to service as a more functional modern school. All exterior facades were preserved in addition to much of the interior’s structural integrity. The renovated school is now handicap-accessible while maximizing space utilization, natural light exposure, and energy efficiency creating an educationally sound learning environment.

“…the new educational complex adheres to a strong commitment to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students to ensure each child is educated in the least restrictive environment while maintaining the school’s commitment to building a cohesive, diverse learning community.”

-Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor, The District of Columbia-