Hasbrouck Associates Developed the District of Columbia School System-Wide Standard for School Layout and Design
One of our proudest achievements at Hasbrouck Associates was developing a tailored $1.6 million furniture purchase, layout, and design solution for Ballou High School, a 400-student school with specific needs for every space, including the computer lab, library, lunchroom, cafeteria, classrooms, lounges, and offices. In addition, we tailored furniture design and spatial layout planning to fit the needs of every student, teacher, and faculty member in their respective spaces.
Hasbrouck managed and supervised the full scope of the project, including complex logistics, and successfully coordinated the delivery of 12,000 furniture units to two schools within a 30 day period, guiding the project from start to finish before the first day of school.
As a result of our performance, DCPS maintained their relationship with Hasbrouck and offered to have us maintain some of the projects to date.
Three years after the completion of the project, Hasbrouck Associates returned to Ballou to see how the furniture held up among the three primary vendors we used. We tested, assessed, and evaluated the furniture, determined which was of the highest quality, then analyzed and recorded various specifications on the furniture that held up the best, such as the gauge of steel or the type of plastic used. Once we determined the exact specifications that yielded the highest quality furniture, we took those specs to suppliers, who placed bids.
As a result of our work, Hasbrouck Associates was able to secure the best products at the best prices for Ballou High School.
The Hasbrouck team authored and published furniture standards and guidelines that were included in spec sheets and books with other product codes, and they are currently the system-wide furniture standard for District of Columbia Public Schools.