We provided structural design services to Shalom Baranes Associates for the renovation of an existing 665,000-square-foot structure and the addition of 134,000 square feet of new office space in the 1917 building’s courtyards.
- The modernization replaced outdated building systems, modified the structure to comply with modern ADA regulations and improved its environmental performance.
- The project included standards for GSA secure facilities. The infill construction was designed for progressive collapse, while both infill space and exiting structure will incorporate blast-mitigation windows.
- In 2009, the renovation design was revised to incorporate additional sustainability features to meet the criteria for LEED Gold certification, including structural support for photovoltaic roof panels and a wastewater retention system.
- Phase one construction, which includes the renovation of most of the existing building and the new construction in one courtyard, began in 2010.