While I still have yet to receive any clear word on what exactly the extent of the renovations/rebuilding at Savoy Elementary is, the construction fences have gone up:
Looks like a good team. Bowie Gridley Architects has done a lot of private school design projects in the past, as well as the Thurgood Marshall Academy right next door. Sigal Construction has overseen its fair share of educational projects.
Update 6/25/08, from the DCRA's list of approved building permits:
"ADDITION AND RENOVATION TO EXISTING 1960 PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING. ADDITIONS INCLUDE A NEW GYM, UNDERGROUND GARAGE, AND..." (description is cut off)
Also adjecent to the new Savoy School is the Carver Theater project (building with big chimney, above). Right now I am extremely hesitent about this project, both because it has taken way longer than originally planned, and because now these windows look way cheap:
Maybe I will be proven wrong, but right now it isn't looking like it will be the awesome contributing building when finished that I have been hoping for. ...crossing my fingers, though.
photos by DG-rad