Perkins Eastman
Case Study 1:

Dunbar High School

Washington, DC

Background

Located just a few blocks from the US Capitol, the new Dunbar Senior High School provides a high-performance learning environment designed to catalyze the renewal of one of the District’s most historic schools. Founded in 1870, Dunbar was the country’s first high school for African Americans and its alumni include people of extraordinary accomplishment. The challenge was to create a facility that honors the past and the present while looking to the future.