Prince George’s County Public Schools embarks on a first-of-its-kind delivery model for public K-12 schools

Project Highlights

  • The program is designed to build new schools faster, with lower construction costs and preventative maintenance.
  • An essential part of the agreement includes over $4.7M in community benefits ranging from student internships to procurement of local minority-owned and small businesses.

Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland)

Schools Modernization Program Management & Communications and Engagement Support

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has partnered with the Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners (PGCECP) to deliver six new schools by July 2023 as part of an Alternative Construction Finance Program. The initiative—called Blueprint Schools—will address aging facilities and deliver benefits to students, educators, and the wider Prince George’s County community through a creative design-build-finance-maintain delivery model.

Through Blueprint Schools, PGCECP will build, design, and maintain five middle schools and one K-8 school, ensuring a fast delivery of state-of-the-art facilities to a community in which half of its schools are over 50 years old. Having worked with PGCPS on their facilities master plan, B&D was primed to support the school system’s ambitious effort as a technical advisor. Throughout the engagement with the prospective partners, B&D provided technical procurement, program, and design advisory services, leading to a successful financial close in December 2020. As part of the effort, B&D’s Public Communications & Engagement team also delivered essential leadership through program branding, collateral, virtual town hall meetings, stakeholder engagement, website strategy, and more.

B&D’s program management and engagement team will continue to serve as trusted advisor to PGCPS as Blueprint Schools progresses into the design and construction phases.



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