Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School

Washington, DC

School Relocation and Expansion Program Management

In 2006 Building Hope: A Charter School Facilities Fund contracted B&D to serve as the owner’s representative and manage the relocation and expansion of the Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School.  The school’s new location is historically recognized as being the site of one of the first schools open to freed slaves in the District of Columbia. Our specific responsibilities included management and engagement with the school, the architect (Hickok Cole Architects), and consultants throughout the renovation and construction process.  We also facilitated the reconciliation of the school’s program and architectural renderings, developed a construction budget, and coordinated all parties involved. The $3.5 million budget for the project called for approximately 19,500 square feet of renovated space including classrooms, administrative space, and a museum. During construction, we managed zoning and public entitlements, and tracked and managed the quality, schedule, and cost of the project to ensure the facility would be ready for school use by fall of 2006.