Renovation of the historic Wonder Bread building brought new life to a dilapidated landmark factory in the Shaw neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C.
The restoration included a complex system of internal facade bracing and the underpinning of all exterior walls. Those actions allowed the project team to maintain all components of the building's historic exterior while starting from scratch on the interior. The interior had to be completely demolished before excavation of a new level below grade. A new multiuse building was constructed behind the preserved historic facade.
A new section of the building was constructed in the rear and on top of the existing factory to accommodate additional office space.
Renovation/Restoration: Award of Merit - Wonder Bread Building 641 S St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Owner Douglas Development
Lead Design Firm R2L:Architects
General Contractor McCullough Construction
Structural Engineer MGV
Civil Engineer Dewberry
MEP Engineer Schwartz Sievers Anoia Engineering
Masonry Genco Masonry
Cast-In-Place Concrete Precision Concrete
HVAC & Plumbing Magnolia Plumbing
Electrical R.E. Newcomb