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.