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DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
Signal of change
DC International School | Washington, DC, USA

Completing the “E” is what the team at Perkins Eastman DC calls their addition. In the late 1920s and early 1930s as a nurse’s dormitory, it was planned that the building would have three wings, but it ended up with only two. For this reason the building sat as an “F” rather than an “E”. So completing the “E” doesn’t mean replicating the existing building’s style, footprint, or materials. It means making the old building work in its new life as a school. The addition of the brick facade shows continuation with the old, while the contemporary elevations covered in Swisspearl signal change: of function, of users, and of attitude.

DC International School, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
  • LocationWashington, DC, USA
  • ArchitectPerkins Eastman, Washington, USA
  • BuilderDistrict of Columbia International School, Washington, DC, USA
  • PartnerCHU Contracting, Inc. , Chantilly, USA
  • Year2018
  • PhotographerBrycen Fischer Photography LLC, Lutherville , USA
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