The highest-performing public school in D.C., Banneker provides a critical pathway to academic and life-long success for its students—100% of whom gain acceptance to college.
The building is designed help students transition to the next step in their life, removing stressors that often impact academic achievement.
Every level of the four-story campus provides flexible modes for learning—both formal and informal places to gather, socialize, and collaborate. Skylights dapple the central core with natural light.
Diverse learning styles
The high-achieving school see’s 100% of it’s graduates onto college. The students work hard academically and the new building follows suit— producing the amount of energy on site that it uses.
To help fit into the community, the facade mixes various shades of red that take cues from the brick buildings in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The building’s varied massing respects its historic neighbors and creates a balanced streetscape. As the site is also a valued community open space, several existing and cherished features, including a dog park and a skate park, have been integrated to create a campus that is truly the center of its community.