Client: American Hospital AssociationArchitect: WGD Architecture

Washington, DC | 42,000 sf

The tenant build-out for the American Hospital Association (AHA) spans the entire 4th and partial 3rd levels at Two City Center, the new flagship high-profile development of the building owner. Approximately 42,000 sf of shell space was to be converted to a high-end office space with custom, natural finishes and a monumental stair connecting the two stories. The tenant expressed the importance of their spaces being private, but also open. This applied to the delivery of a large reception area, multiple large and small conference rooms, a high ratio of enclosed private offices, IT/Data rooms and other support spaces. The entrance, conference center, and other guest areas, which are highly utilized by VIP visitors and staff, required special attention from both the design and construction teams.

The sensitive nature, schedule and budget of this project commanded the utmost priority from the construction team, as with most associations, the target budget was sensitive to the AHA’s overall fiscal budget. During the build-out, many critical design decisions were still being made, which halted the schedule at certain junctures. Ultimately, the construction team kept the architect and the tenant updated with necessary knowledge to make these key decisions, and the turnaround time was well-managed by the construction team.

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