Francis L. Cardozo Senior High School

Washington, DC

Client: Hartman Cox

Completion Date: Ongoing

The existing historically and culturally significant building was modernized for state-of-the-art teaching environments for the 21st century. With a capacity of 1,100 students, the complete modernization includes 350,000 gross square feet of existing historic infrastructure and a 42,000 square foot gymnasium addition. The addition was arranged to be a sympathetic structure to the historic building configured to appear as a continuation of the base building.

The Polysonics’ team provided building wide security system, acoustics, clock and bell and paging systems, closed-circuit television surveillance and door access. The team also provided, classroom audiovisual, gymnasium audio, and dance studio audio. Polysonics provided performance lighting, rigging/ curtain, audio video systems, and acoustics design for the renovation of the theater.


  • LEED Gold Certification
  • Building Wide Acoustics for LEED and Performance Acoustics for Theater
  • Clock & Bell/ Paging
  • Classroom A/V Teaching Systems
  • IT - WiFi/ WAN, IPTV
  • Security - CCTV, Access Control
  • Media Center Broadcast Studio

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