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Bread for the City Achieves LEED Gold
17 November, 2020

Bread for the City Achieves LEED Gold


Along with our partners, MMD is proud to announce the Bread For the City Southeast Center has achieved LEED Gold certification.

Michael Marshall Design’s concept for the space, with lead design by senior architect Yoshio Inazumi, is a beacon of hope for the community. The building consists of three levels above ground, and incorporates a contemporary design, similar to neighboring buildings, such as the recently-completed Anacostia Public Library. The façade has a modern and open aesthetic. A metal wall panel system prominently showcases the Bread for the City logo, and a glazed glass curtain wall provides transparency to convey the openness of the facility to the neighborhood.

The interior design integrates contemporary materials, new LED light fixtures, acoustic partitions and environmental graphic PVC wall covering, all serving to define a state-of-the-art social services venue. The project received high marks for innovation in design, including integrative analysis of building materials and exterior and hardscape management, water efficient landscaping, and community connectivity.

The Center opened its doors this summer, and will serve 20,000 clients through 75,000 total center visits each year, a 44% increase over that of the previous facility. This will help Bread for the City to fulfill its broader mission: to reduce the burden of poverty by providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

MMD teamed with Compass Development, Setty, EcoImpact Consulting, Hamel Builders, Wiles Mensch, and Building EnergitCx for the project.

“We truly appreciate this amazing opportunity,” said MMD’s Yoshio Inazumi. “We hope this facility will support Bread for the City to continue its precious work.”