Client: Arlington County DHSArchitect: Architecture, Inc.

Arlington, VA | 74,000 sf

rand* completed the relocation and consolidation of Arlington County’s Department of Human Services over a phased schedule and in occupied, operational spaces at the three-building complex,Sequoia. The scope of work included partial renovations of Buildings I and II and a full interior renovation of Building III, along with all associated sitework, exterior upgrades, and landscaping. The project is currently tracking LEED Silver certification.

In effort to connect the previously disjointed Human Services, rand* performed demolition in the 5-story Buildings I & II and in the 4-story Building III to prepare to implement the new layout. The scope of work included the build-out of new offices, conference rooms, out-patient clinical offices, quarantine clinical offices, laboratory space, medical closets, waiting areas for patients/clients, x-ray rooms, staff office areas, pantries and negative pressure HVAC in the tuberculosis clinic. All new MEP systems were installed, and new millwork, construction of IT rooms and communication closets were incorporated into the phased, occupied schedule. One of the major challenges of this project was that the spaces under construction were not necessarily being operated by the client, but rather, many of the tenant spaces were occupied by different branches of the Arlington government. This mandated intense coordination and sensitivity and awareness to the needs of each department. The project was completed on time and within budget.

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