Dunbar High School- 1976
Founding partner Charles Irving Bryant, Sr. and his brother and partner Robert Bryant, FAIA (1930-1995) led the predecessor Bryant & Bryant firm through two breakthrough commissions in educational facilities during the first decade of the practice. In 1972 the firm was commissioned to design the replacement campus of the historic Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, DC. This 340,000 SF comprehensive high school and community center was the largest prime architect/engineer design commission ever award to an African American owned firm. The firm has designed over 50 other K thru College educational facilities projects for clients that include the District of Columbia Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, Prince George County Public Schools, and Howard University.
River Terrace Educational Campus- 2016
The project consisted of the 40,000 SF modernization and 37,700 SF expansion of the River Terrace Education Campus. The design-build project, which now serves up to 160 students ages 3 through 21 with exceptional needs and profound intellectual disabilities, consolidated the special education programs from Sharpe Health School and Mamie D. Lee School.
The new state-of-the-art facility is a zero barrier environment designed and constructed with the needs of its occupants and their helpers of foremost consideration. Light harvesting, Bluetooth connectivity to hearing devices, soft floors, color selection, furniture, accessibility, and special-equipped amenities are standard throughout the new campus.