Maya Angelou Learning Center Public Charter School

Maya Angelou Public Charter School design build project honored with DBIA National award.

Forrester Construction Company is pleased to announce that the Maya Angelou Learning Center project has been awarded a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Design-Build Project/Team Award of Merit in the Education Facilities Category.

This award recognizes design-build projects that demonstrate exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery.  Forrester attributes this award to the collective hard work of the Design-Build Team who went above and beyond to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals while demonstrating unique applications of design-build best practices.

Maya Angelou Learning Center

“To win a National Design-Build Project/Team Award, projects must not only achieve budget and schedule goals, but also demonstrate advanced and innovative application of design-build best practices,” said Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of DBIA. “This year’s winning projects exemplify Design-Build Done Right in their design-build process, excellence in design, and extraordinary teaming performance. The jury’s difficulty in choosing winners demonstrates how much design-build expertise has expanded since we started the awards program in 1996.”

The 122,000 square-foot, LEEDTM certified facility underwent an occupied, design-build renovation to provide the school with new and remodeled classrooms, a renovated auditorium and cafeteria, upgraded science labs, a flexible workshop, an improved library, administrative offices and enhanced common space areas.  The design-build team included See Forever Foundation, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Jair Lynch Company, Studio 27 Architecture, Ehlert Bryan, Christopher Consultants, Ltd. and Metropolitan Consulting Engineers.