The $60 million American Pharmacists Association Headquarters Building built by Tishman Construction added a new 10-story, 335,925-sq-ft building to an existing 17,182-sq-ft historic building in a highly visible spot: the National Mall grounds.

American Pharmacists Association, Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Bryan Becker Photography

It’s one of the few non-government buildings on the National Mall, so all elements of the building were subject to stringent review by various government and historical agencies.The building, which has successfully fit in with its neighbors, features a cast-stone façade, bronze window grilles and standing-seam metal mansard roof.

Key Players

Owner: The JBG Cos./American Pharmacists Association, Washington
General Contractor: Tishman Construction Corp. of D.C.
Design Firm: Hartman-Cox Architects LLP, Washington
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Group LLC, Washington
Civil Engineer: Wiles Mensch Corp., Reston, Va.
MEP Engineer: TOLK Inc., Farifax, Va.
Precast Concrete: Arban & Carosi Inc., Woodbridge, Va.
Concrete: Southland Concrete Corp., Dulles, Va.
Steel: Superior Iron Works Inc., Sterling, Va., and American Iron Works Inc.,
Mechanical: John J. Kirlin LLC, Rockville, Md.
Electrical: Freestate Electrical Construction Co. Inc., Laurel, Md.
Foundation: Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc., Silver Spring, Md.

Tishman also demolished an existing 1960s building and completed an extensive renovation of a 1934 building that had served as the previous American Pharmacists Association headquarters and is a registered National Historic Landmark. The 1934 building was designed by John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art, National Archives Building and Constitution Hall.

This project is pursuing LEED gold certification.