Client: Associated PressArchitect: Gensler

Washington, DC | 87,000 sf

rand* met many challenges in completing the new Washington Bureau of The Associated Press, located at 1100 13th Street. The project included 87,000 square feet of space on four floors with supporting infrastructure on all three parking levels, buiding roof and Penthouse. The project scope included a stair connecting three floors consisting of stainless steel, glass, terrazzo and aluminum and a full height three story wall of graphic art display niches. The completed space houses corporate offices for the Associated Press, five broadcast studios, 20,000 SF Newsroom, and 15,000 SF of Conference center and support areas. The work was completed in three phases to coordinate the client’s needs to consolidate from two locations and keep an operating newsroom at all times.

The project also includes a technical core rack room of over 2,000 Sf, UPS and PDU eqiupment in the P3 garage level, 1,500 KW generator on the roof, new 3,000 amp electrical service and well over 3 miles of 4” conduit. The electrical power generation requirement was one of the most difficult aspects of this project requirement. The generator enclosure was installed into a space on the roof with less than 13” clearance on two sides.

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