Taft High School

The renovation of the historic Taft High School focused primarily on the provision of new infrastructure including power, HVAC, telecommunications, lighting, and security systems. GES’ engineers worked closely with the architect and contractor to preserve the school’s historic auditorium, seamlessly inserting the mechanical ducts above the attic and below the stage.   Ornate ceiling lights were re-wired and re-lamped to accommodate energy efficient bulbs while maintaining the character of the era.   And by upgrading the services to the building, new education technologies were... Continue Reading

Roosevelt High School Renovation

Roosevelt High School houses a traditional 9th-12th grade high school program as well as part-time evening students.  Beyond the typical high school academic and athletic requirements, the design also accommodates Roosevelt's specialized programs which address the needs of its diverse demographics including: Culinary Arts; Green Curriculum (greenhouse and gardens); Daycare Center; JROTC; behavioral, autistic and ESL Special Education; and Adult Education. GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the complete renovation/modernization of an... Continue Reading

On Call Design/Build HVAC Upgrades

Under multiple design/build contracts GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for various HVAC capital improvement projects. Sample task orders include the following: Auditorium AC Upgrade, Francis Stevens Middle School Auditorium and Cafeteria Renovation, Cardozo High School Auditorium, Cafeteria, and Gym AC Upgrade, Bruce Monroe Elementary School Boiler Replacement, Domestic Water Heater and Storage Tanks, Aiton Elementary School Boiler Replacement, Hart Middle School Boiler Analysis, Ketcham Elementary School Cafeteria and Multi-purpose HVAC Upgrade,... Continue Reading

Moten Elementary School Renovation

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the modernization of the 100,000 sf Moten Elementary School, to create efficient building systems, clean, and maintainable interior finishes, bright and “healthy” classrooms and public spaces, and be flexible, functional, and focused on both school and community needs. The HVAC and related mechanical systems are functional and responsive to the needs of the school, as well as simple, durable, maintainable, and easily... Continue Reading

Langdon Education Campus

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the renovation of 101,400 sf of a Pre k  8th grade school to bring it up to current educational standards. The first phase focused on modernizing classrooms, bathrooms, corridors, main entry lobby and a complete renovation of the MEP & FP systems. The project was designed to LEED Silver... Continue Reading

Hearst Elementary School

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the modernization and 30,000 sf addition to an elementary school. The new design includes two classrooms per grade, resources rooms, areas for art and music, a science lab, media center/computer lab, dining facility/kitchen, and office and administration spaces. Prior to starting work on the design, GES developed a life cycle cost analysis and energy model to determine the options for the HVAC system.  By selecting a variable refrigerant flow (VRF/VRV) system, DCPS was able to save money up-front over... Continue Reading

Cardozo High School Auditorium and Cafeteria Renovation

GES provided engineering and construction administration services for the upgrade of the HVAC system for the 25,000 sf auditorium, cafeteria, prop staging areas and other support space. The 1200+ person capacity auditorium includes balcony seating and high tech theater components. Photo by: Pablo Martinez... Continue Reading

Henderson – Hopkins School

GES  provided MEP & FP engineering services for a new Kindergarten through 8th grade, 103,000 sf Public School and 30,000 sf Family Support Center. The new school plays a big role in the single largest redevelopment project in Baltimore's new $1.8 billion East Side. The school supports 540 students and the Family Support center houses Early Learning programming for about 200 children from infancy to age 5 along with classrooms for adult learning programs and support space for counseling and administration. The MEP & FP systems were designed in REVIT and to the Baltimore Green... Continue Reading

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the renovation and expansion of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as part of a multi-phased international design competition. Housed in an aging National Historic Landmark, the school is DC Public School’s crown jewel school for the arts. It will be transformed through a comprehensive modernization into a world-class, 600-student facility to match its renowned reputation. The project received LEED Gold certification, with the majority of the points coming from the mechanical systems. GES’ engineers... Continue Reading

Design/Build Reconstruction of Takoma Education Center

In December, 2010 a mislaid torch being used on a roof renovation project sent the Takoma Education Center up in flames, displacing over 400 students who attended the city's only Catalyst Arts Integration program.   Too badly burned to be repaired, the entire interior was gutted, including the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.   Although DC Public Schools (DCPS) quickly found emergency funds for the reconstruction of the facility, the challenge remained to engage a team capable of delivering a new facility in less than a year. As part of a design-build team,... Continue Reading