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Ballou Senior High School

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Project Description

Shapiro and Duncan

Ballou Senior High School
3401 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20032

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General Contractor: Hess Construction and Chiaramonte Construction Company (Joint Venture)
Architect: Bowie Gridley Architects
Engineer: Setty & Associates International, PLLC
Contract Amount: $21,865,226
Start Date: August 2013
Completion Date: December 2014

The project was completed ahead of schedule and came in under budget. Our team received the following e-mail from Tom Bizzarri, Director of Operations at Chiaramonte Construction Company: “I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your work in helping to design and build The New Ballou Senior High School. As a design-assist subcontractor, Shapiro and Duncan rose to the occasion and provided their expertise for all phases of the design to ensure that a state-of-the-art facility would be constructed, and nothing less. Their work was outstanding and we could not have completed the project with anyone else.”

The ribbon cutting on December 17, 2014, which was attended by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city dignitaries, was covered by all the major TV and radio news stations. Fox 5 News reported: “The state-of-the-art renovation was long overdue… Staff and students say the upgrade is about more than just the building. They feel like they are getting a new beginning, too.” As one faculty member interviewed in the Fox 5 story put it, “It’s a game changer.”

When it comes to building a new school, or redesigning one, the same can be said for Shapiro & Duncan. We are the game changers.

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