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. Photo Courtesy of Bryan Becker Photography Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards 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
A few weeks after construction began on this educational software company’s tenant-improvement project, a full ADA core restroom upgrade was introduced to the scope, including new high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, stainless steel partitions, stone counters, tile finishes and lighting upgrades. Photo Courtesy of Adrian Wilson Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The owner-initiated change meant Coakley & Williams crews had to add a second field team to the 112,000-sq-ft, high-end office space build-out. Key Players Owner: Blackboard Inc. Washington, D.C. General contractor: Coakley & Williams Construction Inc., Gaithersburg, Md. Architect: Hickok Cole Architects, Washington HVAC contractor: Potomac Mechanical Contractors
This $57-million four-story, 365,000 sq-ft project, built by Continental Building Systems of Pittsburgh, created a building that not only is the headquarters for CONSUL Energy but also forms the curved CONSOL corporate logo. Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The building is orientated to use optimal natural lighting year-round, and solar shades on the building’s exterior prevent office spaces from getting too hot in the summer. The 10,000-sq-ft lobby uses natural light that pours in from skylights, and so it requires little or no electricity during the day. Continental also installed a 12-in.-deep, 8,000-sq-ft vegetated roof with grass
Children’s National Medical Center’s new $14-million, 54-bed neonatal intensive care unit features private rooms for premature infants and their families receiving services at the facility. Photo: Eric Taylor Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The NICU expansion consisted of building out 36,000 sq ft of shelled space on the sixth floor of the East Tower, creating an intensive-care unit four times as large as was previously available. Private rooms allow for more control of the environment and therefore better patient outcomes. Karlsberger Architecture of Columbus, Ohio, designed the private patient rooms with superior acoustic, lighting and infection control.
The $961,000 restoration of the Chinese Community Church, originally completed in 1854, required extensive research, a team of preservationists and a steady hand. Photo Courtesy of Rippeteau Architects, PC Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The church lost much of its original character when its tower was taken down approximately 100 years ago. Additionally, the exterior ornamentation was lost in later years when the church was clad in cement-plaster faux stone, or form stone. Restoration work included peeling back layers of building material around the exterior walls, windows and woodwork put in place over the years. Researchers found
Building 131,000 sq ft of retail space atop reclaimed tidal swamp land and a brownfields site nearly pushed this project’s site and foundation costs out of reach for the owner. Photo Courtesy of Robert Little, L2 Architecture Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards To counteract these heavy up-front costs, BPGS Construction had to pay close attention to the materials, means and methods required to construct the building. That involved heavy design review and revision to bring the estimated costs of the project in line with the funding in place. Once the design was complete, crews worked closely with
A $112-million, design-build project adds two buildings at the Army Logistics University, which will enable the military to consolidate graduate-level logistics education at Fort Lee in Virginia as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program. Photo Courtesy of Skyshots Photography Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards Balfour Beatty Construction of Fairfax, Va., built a three-story, 48,876-sq-ft Simulation Building for sophisticated computer simulations and a four-story, 348,511-sq-ft Education Building with classrooms, a large multipurpose room and a library. Both buildings feature raised-access flooring to accommodate future technologies, secured and unsecured computer networks, a videoconferencing system and blast-resistant materials.
The exterior of the 113,500-sq-ft Dickinson School of Law at Penn State in University Park has eight different exterior glazing systems that form a swooping glass curved structure. Photo Courtesy Greg Kohl With Ac Photo Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The interior of the $66 million project is impressive, too. There is a law library, moot courtroom, case study classrooms, faculty offices, café and a $2 million audio/visual package that makes the Dickinson School of Law the first accredited body to confer a law degree while operating on two campuses (University Park and Carlisle). Changes took place
The 17-story, 102,000 sq-ft Millennium Hall at Drexel University signifies the university’s commitment to design excellence and creating a vibrant campus. Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The $35 million building is rotated around a central core. The outer perimeter of the student residence hall rotates 10 inches in opposite directions from floor to floor. The façade also slopes outwards and inwards on the same elevation on both sides of the building. To achieve this look and make the building structurally sound, INTECH of Philadelphia paid close attention to the erection procedures and connection details on each panel
In August 2007, Ford’s Theatre shut down for 18 months for a $12-million rehabilitation. Not only is the 144-year-old, 20,000 sq-ft building now ADA compliant, but the team also modernized facilities and infrastructure without compromising the building’s historical integrity. Kenneth M. Wyner Photography Related Links: Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009 Awards The project was also completed on schedule and in time for Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. The project added new theater seating; fire- and life-safety code upgrades; new audio/visual systems, lighting and automated rigging technology; rehabilitated mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems; and new board room and renovation of the