Georgetown Preparatory School

North Bethesda,

Campus Space Needs Assessment And FF&E Selection

In 1999 B&D was hired by KCF/SHG Architects to assist on a space needs assessment for athletic and academic facilities at Georgetown Preparatory School. The assessment was initiated as part of the school’s long range plan and addressed the suitability and adequacy of the school’s facilities, given its increasing enrollment and its desire to reduce class sizes. We conducted interviews and toured the school with staff, faculty, and coaches. A study was made of the current buildings’ sizes and capacities and usage demands were reviewed in order to project future needs. The school’s athletic program was strong and had a proud heritage, but space restrictions limited their participation in winter sports. Our resulting report recommended an addition to an academic building and an addition to the current athletic facilities. In 2004, we were once again retained, this time to provide FF&E selection services for the athletic facility. The school began implementing our proposed improvements and in 2007 the $27 million, 145,000 SF Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence opened, including a field house, a basketball arena, a natatorium, and a fitness room.