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Thurgood Marshall Academy

Public Charter School
Washington, DC

Bowie Gridley Architects was selected to renovate and expand the historic Nichols School in Anacostia as the new home of public charter school Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • The school has 156 students in grades 9-11, with plans calling for expanding enrollment to 300
  • The historic school building meets Department of Interior standards for exterior restoration of the building’s terracotta facade
  • A three-story masonry clad addition complements the existing construction
  • Metal framed bays provide large expanses of glass, adding natural light to a large library
  • State-of-the-art facilities include modernized classrooms, science labs, a library, cafeteria, and administrative offices
  • Since opening in the fall of 2005, “TMA” has won national acclaim for student performance.