This Gilford/Kinsley Construction Joint Venture project was the adaptive reuse of an abandoned elementary school for use as an employment and training center for the new MGM National Harbor Casino. The 24,000 sf, one-story former Thomas Addison Elementary School is also now home to the Prince George’s Community College Dealer School and accommodates Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission offices.
Work encompassed selective interior demolition and renovation including provision of new HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems; new windows throughout; upgraded bathrooms; and renovation/installation of new architectural finishes. The interior build-out included simulation gaming rooms for training new Casino employees, classrooms, offices, interview rooms, and a computer lab for hotel operations.
Sitework included relocation and installation of new upgraded electrical and water service. The main building entrance canopy was renovated and approximately 100 new parking spaces were provided with associated paving and storm water management.
Recognizing the facility’s original elementary school function, students from nearby John Hanson French Immersion School and Fort Foote Elementary School created ceramic art tiles that are displayed on the walls of the renovated facility. The Gilford/Kinsley Joint Venture framed and installed these art tiles at no cost to the project.