Published  Jul 15, 2012
Jul 15, 2012

The McDonogh School, working with Schaefer Construction Management, selected Design Collective from some of the Baltimore-Washington area’s most qualified firms for the renovation of its historic Allan Building. The Allan Building is the School’s signature academic facility and its clock tower is the iconic symbol of the school. Built in 1929, the 80,000 square foot Allan Building currently houses the Upper School Science, Math and History classrooms and key administrative offices. The building will undergo a comprehensive renovation to transform the “back” of the Allan Building and Burke Center into a functional front; upgrade building systems; improve space efficiency; and reinforce the campus master plan to ensure the continuity of the history, legacy, and tradition of the McDonogh School. McDonogh and Schaefer anticipate an early 2014 construction start for the Project using a traditional design-bid-build project delivery.


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