Meridian Public Charter School

The mission of Meridian Public Charter School is to instill within its students a passion for learning. The school is housed in the 1890s-era Harrison school building on U Street in northwest DC.

For this project Forrester built state-of-the-art instructional spaces, an enclosed playground and a 12,000 SF addition with a cafeteria, multipurpose room and media room. The project incorporated a four-pipe mechanical system, new electrical service, high-end millwork and cabinetry and a serpentine metal panel wall as part of the high-performance building envelope. The terrazzo flooring and slate stair treads were salvaged and refinished as part of the renovation.

Project Location:

Washington, DC


Bowie Gridley Architects


61,000 SF


10 months


PreConstruction Services

  • American Institute of Architects Merit in Historic Resources
  • DC Historic Preservation Office Excellence in Historic Preservation