KIPP Charter Schools

The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of 48 public charter schools focused on preparing students in under served communities for college. Forrester Construction has performed multiple projects for this repeat client including construction of KIPP Charter Schools DC’s Lead Academy and KIPP Baltimore’s Harmony Academy.

For the KIPP DC project Forrester built a new pre-kindergarten and elementary school on the organization’s Benning Road campus in Southeast, DC. The 55,000 SF school features classrooms, a 7,000 SF gymnasium, locker rooms, a large cafeteria and a rubber-surfaced courtyard play area.

For the KIPP Baltimore project Forrester renovated and expanded a two-story school building to house the Harmony Academy elementary school. It includes classrooms, administrative support areas and a full-service kitchen and cafeteria.

Project Location:

Washington, DC | Baltimore, MD


Devrouax & Purnell Architects | Studio Twenty Seven Architecture | Rubeling and Associates


KIPP DC 55,000 SF | KIPP Baltimore 20,000 SF


KIPP DC 9 months | KIPP Baltimore 4 months


PreConstruction Services

  • Washington American Institute of Architects Chapter Award of Excellence