Baltimore City Public Schools strengthens its community by investing in 21st century facilities

Project Highlights

  • This ongoing program is dramatically upgrading the educational environment for students consistent with BCPS’s 21st Century School Buildings Program.
  • These modern learning environments include flexible and adaptive spaces, interactive social areas, collaboration space, and multi-functional spaces designed for both parent and community use.

Client:
Maryland Stadium Authority / Baltimore City Public Schools

Solutions:
Schools Modernization Program Management

The 21st Century School Buildings Program was created to address Baltimore City’s aging and inadequate public school buildings. Education advocacy groups, the school system, and other community stakeholders across the city built a coalition of support for legislation and funding to modernize all of Baltimore’s public schools. B&D was brought on as owner’s representative and program manager to deliver on the promise of new and renovated schools to transform student opportunities and achievement, provide jobs and resources to families, and help revitalize neighborhoods.

Since 2011, B&D has worked to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support the educational goals of the school system while working to accommodate shifting demographics during an economic resurgence in the city. As program manager, B&D has led the planning, design management, construction management, quality assurance / quality control, communications, sustainability consulting, contract administration, and program controls for the school system.

In addition to working as program manager, B&D has served as a community outreach advocate and advisor to the system. These new schools often represent the first significant public infrastructure investment in neighborhoods that have faced economic hardship. By working to bring the community together, B&D has helped make the 21st Century School Buildings Program a cornerstone and point of pride for communities across the city.

$1.1B+

capital improvement program

23+

new or modernized schools

11+

LEED® certified new schools

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