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Kimball Elementary



Kimball Elementary School

Next SIT meeting:  December 19, 2018 6:00 PM - TBD
Next Community meeting: TBD

Project Overview

Kimball Elementary School is located at 3375 Minnesota Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20019, consists of four buildings on approximately 2.75 acres of land. The original building dates from 1941 with additions in 1945 and 1966. The combined square footage of the buildings is approximately 72,000 square feet. The north building, 1941, is a contributing structure and has been recommended to be eligible as a listed Landmark by the DC Historic Preservation Office; it will be retained and fully modernized. The remainder of the existing buildings will be razed. The modernized school is expected to serve approximately 480 students. 

Most of the programming for the new modernized Kimball will be housed in a new addition. The new addition is organized around a central courtyard.  Two academic wings flank the west and east sides of the courtyard. Shared public spaces and playgrounds anchor the south end of the building. A series of commons and gathering spaces are linked through the center of the building which opens views from north to south and allows daylight to penetrate throughout.  

The new Kimball Elementary School is designed to achieve a minimum LEED Gold certification in accordance with the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools rating system criteria. The modernized school is expected to serve approximately 460 students.

Project Details

Kimball Elementary School Modernization Project
Location: 3375 Minnesota Ave SE
Ward: 7
Overall Project Budget: $51M 
Construction Start Date: Fall 2017
Completion Date: Summer 2019
DGS Project Manager: Jamil Hamilton
Feasibility Study Architect: R. McGhee & Associates
Project Architect: hord | copland | macht
General Contractor: MCN Build
Phase: Design Development 
DCPS SIT Coordinator: Tania Shand

Education Specification: Kimball Education Specification Oct. 2015