Sustainable
Client: Summit FoundationArchitect: Perkins & Will

Washington, DC | 5,500 sf

rand* completed construction on the Summit Foundation, a 5,500 square foot office build-out in Washington, DC. The Summit Foundation funds research initiatives in conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef, empowerment of marginalized girls in Central America, and city sustainability.


The unique challenge to this project was its construction requirements through the Living Build Challenge, which is a rigorous international sustainable building certification program. Due to the project’s LBC requirements, the material documentation and approval process was highly detailed and specific.


The scope of work included installation of a wood ceiling, custom millwork and paneling, and stone flooring throughout. New VAVs and Therma-fusers were installed to update the air system to LBC standards. Sliding glass doors and clear glass office fronts facilitated private office space while maintaining an open feel.


Given the LBC requirements, the rand* team delivered an exceptional space through constant communication and intimate knowledge of LBC standards

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