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Brookings Institution / Washington University of St. Louis 8th Floor Conference Room Conversion

This designed reconfigured a majority of the top floor of an existing office building, creating 3 large conference rooms, a break-out area, and support areas. Work included two new rooftop HVAC units (at the sightline-sensitive at Massachusetts Avenue), relocation of another RTU, and coordination with A/V and movable partitions. We also expanded the existing core bathrooms and added a new standalone bathroom to accommodate increased fixture load, as required for the new occupancy. Work included close coordination with the structural team (for new RTU penetrations) and the base building management (to re-balance the remaining air from the building system and integrate new life safety devices and controls into the existing system). 

Location:       Washington, DC

Basic Data:    8,000 SF Renovation of the top floor 12-story Hi-Rise Office Building (conversion to office/classrooms)

MEP Data:     New Rooftop HVAC units, specialty (high outside air) HVAC, multi-feature lighting controls.

Creative Minds Charter School

Creative Minds, Inc. is a DC Public Charter School that occupies the majority of one of the historic ‘Old Soldier’s Home’ buildings in Washington, DC. Our design provided new mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems for a new/re-claimed classroom wing (in a formally abandoned portion the building). We also added new lighting and revised electrical layouts for the existing corridors and classrooms. Our work involved close coordination with the architect, Old Soldier’s Home campus staff, and CMI IT staff.

Location:       Washington, DC

Basic Data:    6000 SF classroom wing, including bathrooms and support spaces. Over 10,000 SF on upper floors, renovating electrical panels and providing new lighting and powered window screens.

MEP Data:     Re-integrating mechanical fan coils into existing campus hot water / chilled water system. Developing new bathroom plans and new lighting / IT for the new classrooms, including daylight harvesting and specialized controls for staff.