Shinberg.Levinas Architect’s expertise reflects over forty years of experience in the design of schools, religious, commercial and residential renovation, restoration and new construction projects in the District, as well as regional, national and international projects. With this broad range, Shinberg.Levinas Architects are experts in examining projects quickly in all their dimensions, from detailed evaluation of client needs and objectives, to planning issues, to development of clear alternatives for client decision-making. Throughout the process, enhance the value of projects to clients through the quality of design and thoroughness in the process. This is our mission.
Shinberg.Levinas Architects is creative, efficient and, with ingenious members of the team, stays nimble, and keeps a clear eye on the needs, responsibilities and roles of each participant. We have worked with DGS and DCPS, with SITs and community. Success is possible only when everybody shares the goal and supports the entire team. That is our approach.
Shinberg.Levinas Architects’ own A/E team has a strong history of effective design through inter-professional coordination. Shinberg.Levinas Architects knows the regulatory framework well and the many players in the process, and understands, and knows how to take advantage of challenges as well as opportunities to achieve projects that contribute to the objectives of our clients, the project community, and our city.
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Shinberg.Levinas Architects’ work is varied and covers many types of school projects. We know how to make an existing school a much better school, and we know how to take unlikely base buildings, such as warehouses, and transforming into vibrant, specialized facilities for excellent schools. One recent example is Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., where Shinberg.Levinas successfully converted a warehouse into a charter school. Continuing the theme of using some of D.C.’s abandoned building stock, Shinberg.Levinas has converted other existing structures into facilities that house child care centers, early childhood education centers, parochial schools, and various other schools. The ability to work within an existing framework is important, in all our school projects, not only because it is financially viable, but also because it promotes the idea of sustainability.
Shinberg.Levinas Architects takes a global approach to all of its projects, and responsibly using existing infrastructure is just one part of that. The Principal of the project, Milton Shinberg, is LEED accredited, and all the team members have participated directly in the LEED application and documentation process.
Other specialties and past educational work include: