Technology
Client: Constitution CenterArchitect: DBI Architects

Washington, DC | 98,135 sf

The tenant interior build-out for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at Constitution Center was an extremely aggressive and complex effort that overcame significant challenges throughout the work schedule. rand* was contracted to complete simultaneous interior build-outs at Constitution Center in Southwest DC during the winter of 2013-2014. This two-pronged effort required extensive coordination between the separate project teams and the multiple parties and tenants involved. One portion of the work, a build-out on Level P1 through Level 4, was comprised of almost 100,000 square feet of interior and complex structural work.


The scope of work included five levels of open office areas, multiple pantries, and conference areas with a heavy emphasis on millwork and glass elements. A floating stone top at the 3rd floor reception area and stained concrete flooring throughout set a unique aesthetic for the offices. The preconstruction phase was tireless, requiring extensive BIM services in order to coordinate the layout of a chilled beam mechanical system with 13” plenum above all ceilings. The field team coordinated synchronized work on multiple floors, often overseeing crews of over 150 workers in an extremely secure setting. Meanwhile, rand* operated on Levels 5 – 10, making this construction schedule a true test of coordination. Ultimately, the project was completed on time and within budget.

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