Uncommon Schools Portfolio
Newark, NJ

Since 2012, DBI has cultivated a lasting relationship with Uncommon Schools, guiding the network’s development and operation of facilities to support their expansion across the Northeastern United States. On behalf of Uncommon, DBI has completed more than thirty projects over a collective 1,000,000-sf. These projects have included ground-up constructions in addition to others ranging from the renovation of historical buildings to real estate assessments. We have delivered schools in Brooklyn, Camden, Rochester, Boston, and Newark, and have even served as interim Director of Facilities for a number of schools there.

The complex nature of these successfully-executed projects often involved extensive planning to assess the existing site or building conditions and, in the case of existing facilities, determine how the project can be phased to allow for portions of the facility to be used by the schools during construction.

This summer, DBI delivered two additional locations: a seven-story building in downtown Rochester that involved a gut renovation of an abandoned building, and a renovated historical building, beloved to the community, in Camden that will serve all grades.