Garrison Elementary Featured in Architecture DC Winter 2020 Issue

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Winter 2020

by Steven K Dickens, AIA, LEED AP

Prior to its recent modernization, completed in December 2019, Garrison Elementary School was a poster child for the neglect of public facilities in the city. In 2012, a group of neighbors approached the Washington Architecture Foundation (WAF) seeking help through the WAF's Community Design Services program. Their goal was to generate public interest and political support for improvements to the school grounds and building. A notice seeking pro bono services was placed in the AIA DC Newsletter and caught the eye of Steven Orlansky, AIA, LEED AP, a principal of Newman Architects.

Knowing that landscape design would be important to the effort, Orlansky recruited Jonathan Fitch, ASLA, of Landscape Architecture Bureau (LAB), to assist.

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