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MLK Library Renovation Field Trip

On Friday, November 30, 2018, students from the Washington Lee High School Mentor Team attended a construction site visit to the MLK Library Renovation located at 901 G St NW in Washington, D.C. The building serves as the headquarters for the DC public library system and is a rare example of modern architecture in DC, especially when it was built in 1972. The construction project includes a total renovation of the building with both architectural and structural upgrades and a total replacement of the building’s electrical and mechanical systems. Some key points of the project are the addition of a new floor on top of the building, the addition of an auditorium, and the replacement of all 4 building cores, including two new monumental staircases. The group of 10 students toured all 8 floors of the building, including the lowest level which houses the building’s major mechanical equipment. The project is a joint venture between Smoot Construction and Gilbane Building Company. The site visit was led by Jonathan Hrehor, Superintendent II at Gilbane, and a lead mentor at Washington Lee. Several students said they are more interested in entering the A/E/C industry after attending the site visit.

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Update on ACE DC Programming in light of Covid-19.

Dear ACE DC Students, Teachers, Parents and Mentors, As you adjust your schedules to accommodate the current national emergency, we wanted to assure you that the ACE Mentor Program will always be here