NEWS

 

ASID HQ becomes first double platinum space in the world

June 2017

 

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters offices has become the first space in the world to achieve both Platinum level certification for the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) under WELL v1 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system – the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The office space, built by rand* construction corporation and designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates the most innovative health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy.

 

“This is an exciting day for sustainability in the built environment,” said Beth Giltner, rand* Sustainability Coordinator. “From the beginning of this project, we were driven to build a space that raised the bar for employee and environmental health. We are honored to be a part of this monumental achievement and are energized to continue promoting the advantages of sustainability in design and construction.”

 

The innovative 8,500 square-foot office, located in the Columbia Center in downtown Washington, D.C., was WELL Certified at the Platinum level under WELL v1 on June 9, 2017 and LEED Certified Platinum on January 18, 2017. Administered by IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and wellness in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

 

Read more:

ASID DC HQ World’s First LEED/WELL Platinum Building (Bisnow)
The ASID’s New Offices Help Employees Stay Healthy (Metropolis)
ASID HQ earns LEED, WELL Platinum (Home Accents)
ASID DC Office Named Healthiest/Greenest in World (Dexigner)
ASID DC HQ First to Earn Both LEED and WELL (Furniture World)

 

Learn more about the ASID project

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ESA, Washington Post, Noblis and Airbus win IIDA MAC Premiere Design Awards

May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment Software Association (OTJ Architects), The Washington Post (Gensler), Noblis (SmithGroupJJR) and Airbus (Stantec) have been recognized by the International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter with The Premiere Design Awards.

 

Read more: IIDA MAC 2017 Premiere Design Awards (IIDA MAC)

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rand* Austin named to Best Places to Work – Again!

May 2017

 

For the second year in a row, rand* Austin has been recognized as one of the top places to work by the Austin Business Journal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: 75 Best Places to Work in Austin (ABJ)

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CustomInk, Social Tables and Truth Initiative: “Coolest” Offices in DC

April 2017

 

Three rand* projects – CustomInk, Social Tables and Truth Iniative – were featured in Inc. Magazine on a list of the “coolest” offices in DC. Cool!

 

Read more: Feast Your Eyes on Some of the Coolest Office Perks That D.C. Has to Offer (Inc. Magazine)

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rand* named Top 50 Great Places to Work in the DMV

March 2017

 

For the ninth year, rand* has been recognized as one of the top places to work in Washington Metro Area by the Washingtonian!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: 50 Great Places to Work (Washingtonian)

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“Contractors Leading the Way”

March 2017

 

rand* spoke to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) about how we’re meeting the challenges of the new LEED v4 requirements head on.

 

Read more: Contractors Leading the Way (USGBC)

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“What’s New and Next in Washington Offices”

March 2017

 

“Going to work and being at home is starting to blend together, so what the market is trying to do is make the office a comfortable place that blends home and work.”

 

– rand* principal Merrell B. Ashley speaks to the Washingtonian about comfort in workplace design.

 

Read more: “What’s New and Next in Washington Offices” (Washingtonian)

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Take a tour of rand* renovated ESA HQ

March 2017

 

Entertainment Software Association

 

Take the tour: Office Envy: ESA’s New HQ

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Linda Rabbitt: “Build Your Own Company”

March 2017

 

rand* founder, chairman and CEO Linda Rabbitt shares how she built a multi-million dollar company in a male-dominated industry.

 

Read more: Build Your Own Company (Kiplinger)

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rand* Participates in LEED User Group

March 2017

 

rand* sustainability coordinator Beth Giltner talks to USGBC Magazine about how we’re using the group to “collaborate, innovate, and advance the industry.”

 

Read more: Contractors Leading the Way (USGBC)

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Linda Rabbitt named to Most Influential Virginians 2017 List

February 2017

 

rand* founder, chairman and CEO Linda Rabbitt was named one of the Most Influential Virginians of 2017 by Virginia Business.

 

Read more: Most Influential Virginians 2017 (Virginia Business)

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 Washington Post wins Contract Magazine’s Interiors Award

January 2017

 

The Washington Post in Washington, DC

 

Contract Magazine awarded the Washington Post and Gensler with the 2017 Interiors Award for Large Office.

 

Read more: Interiors Awards 2017: Office-Large

Learn more about the Washington Post project

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Washington Building Congress recognizes rand* for Sidley Austin

January 2017

 

Sidley Austin DC

 

rand* was awarded the 2017 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for outstanding architectural millwork at Sidley Austin in Washington, DC.

 

Read more: 2017 Craftsmanship Awards Winners

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ASID achieves LEED Platinum Certification, WELL next

January 2017

 

The American Society of Interior Designers in Washington, DC

 

rand* teamed with Perkins + Will and Savills Studley – in association with Carr Properties – to deliver the new tenant space for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and 8,700 sf space in an 11-year lease at Columbia Center. The ASID Headquarters, opened in May 2016, has achieved LEED Platinum certification and is set to be the very first WELL-certified tenant space in the Washington metro region.

 

Read more:
ASID Headquarters Goes Platinum (ASID)
A Living Laboratory (ASID Icon)
This could be the District’s first WELL-certified space (WBJ)

Learn more about the ASID project

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rand* is “Building the Future of Sustainability”

November 2016

 

Summit Foundation in Washington, DC

 

“Material transparency is more important than ever. Your space not only needs to function well and look amazing, it needs to be built with materials that are sourced and manufactured responsibly.”

 

Read more: Building the Future of Sustainability (Construction in Focus)

Learn more about the Summit Foundation project

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NAIOP NoVA recognizes rand* for Arlington County DHS

November 2016

 

Arlington County Department of Human Services in Arlington, VA

 

Architecture, Inc, and rand* construction are awarded the 2016 NAIOP Northern Virginia Award of Merit for Best Interior Tenant Space Over 50,000 sf for their work at the Arlington County Department of Human Services – Sequoia Plaza III.

 

Read more: 2016 Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

Learn more about the Arlington County DHS project

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Listen: Sustainability in Design, Construction and Development

November 2016

 

rand* Sustainability Coordinator Beth Giltner and Gensler Associate Brynn Kurtzman discuss sustainability and its impact on design, construction and development with Streetwise host Paul Berry.

 

Listen to the show: Streetwise with Paul Berry Episode 11.13.16

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rand* wins NAIOP Award of Excellence for ASID, Washington Post

October 2016

 

American Society of Interior Designers (top) and The Washington Post

 

NAIOP DC-Maryland chapter awards rand* construction with the Best Sustainable Project Award for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Best Interiors (Over 25,000 sf) for The Washington Post.

 

Read more: NAIOP DC | MD 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners

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Spotlight on rand*’s renovation of Woodrow Wilson Library

October 2016

 

Woodrow Wilson Library in Falls Church, VA

 

“If you need proof of the transformative power of architecture, look no further than the Woodrow Wilson Library in Fairfax, Virginia. This budget-minded renovation of a modest, sorely outdated building serving a mostly low-income Latino neighborhood has brown into a vibrant venter of community life…”

 

Read more: Unwrapping the (Concrete) Box (Architecture DC)

Learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Library project

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Spotlight on rand*’s renovation of the One Franklin Square Rooftop

October 2016

 

“The renovation focused on the rooftop spaces – both interior and exterior – which were transformed from utilitarian service spaces into attractive amenities…”

 

Read more: Rooftop Redux (Architecture DC)

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rand* Austin named Best Place to Work in 2016 by Austin Business Journal

September 2016

 

 

“rand* provides performance-based bonuses to all employees. Project management staff have project specific bonuses available if certain milestones are met at the end of the project…”

 

Read more: ABJ 2016 Best Places to Work Winners

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Take a tour of rand* renovated GetWellNetworks’ HQ

February 2016

 

GetWellNetwork in Bethesda, MD

 

Take the tour: Office Envy: GetWellNetworks’ HQ Offers Robots, Coffee and Ping Pong

Learn more about the GetWellNetwork project

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rand* CEO Linda Rabbitt receives 2016 Horatio Alger Award”

December 2015

 

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced that Linda Rabbitt, founder, chairman and CEO, rand* construction corporation, has been selected for membership in the prestigious organization.

 

Read more: Washington, D.C. entrepreneur and distinguished philanthropist Linda Rabbitt to Receive 2016 Horatio Alger Award

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rand* spotlighted for excellence in construction – ABC Building Washington Winter Issue

December 2015

 

“The key to any successful project is that everyone on the team is clear on the project goals and design intent. On Manatt Phelps, rand* was lucky to team with an exceptional client and architect, who made working together a breeze and clear communication the primary solution to any challenge on site.”

 

– Jeff Osgood, Senior Superintendent, rand* construction

 

Read more: Building Washington, Winter 2015

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