Contracted by Equity Residential, one of the nation’s largest developers of multi-family housing, Marshall Moya Design teamed with Hickok Cole Architects to design the renovation and adaptive re-use of the Stevens School, a historic school in Washington, D.C.
The Stevens School is one of the first public schools in the United States established expressly for the education of African-American children. In 2001, the Stevens School building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
MMD proposed careful restoration of this landmark while including more modern requirements such as a new entrance courtyard that would tie the historic structure to a new mixed-use apartment/retail building on the school’s playground, and a parking lot facing L Street. MMD also designed an Alchemy Market and Café at the ground floor of the renovated school building for Carla Hall, a finalist on the reality-based television program “Top Chef.” MMD was awarded the project, but due to the timing of an administrative change was not retained to execute the design.