Baltimore, MD – The Hall was constructed in 1963-64 as a laboratory building with offices and classrooms. A condition assessment and a study of the Hall's ability to accommodate a multi-disciplinary laboratory and support space was performed. The building is being updated to meet ADA accessibility guidelines, designed to conform to JHU High Performance Building Design Guidelines, and is to achieve a minimum LEED Silver Certification. LE and the University Design Team have collaborated to determine the best approach that provides maximum flexibility to accommodate a broad spectrum of science research labs. The renovation includes completely relocating the building core including the elevator, stair and central ducts. Construction costs are estimated at $17 million.
Owner: Johns Hopkins University
R.R. Smith Center for History and Art
Staunton, VA – Provided structural design services to stabilize and restore the exterior of the 26,000 SF historic abandoned Eakleton Hotel circa 1895. The interior was rehabilitated for use as a public arts and history center that houses an arts alliance with studios, gallery space, an archival facility, lecture and performing hall, meeting rooms, office space and a gift shop. The mansard dome which had been missing for over 50 years and has been reconstructed and was topped with a flag pole to add a patriotic flourish to the city skyline. R.R. Smith Center for History and Art is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Severe deterioration of the existing mortar joints, shearing cracking and partial failure of the exterior brick walls was evaluated and repaired. The total project cost was $4 million.
Client: Smith Arts Center Architect: Frazier Associates, Architects and Planners
Stanford University – Washington
Washington, DC – A renovation to an existing 5 level 21,925 SF building with a 5 level addition to the existing building consisting of 12,532 added SF. The new building will house student dormitories, a library, a roof deck, and a commercial kitchen. Composite Hambro open web steel joists were used to frame the floors supported on masonry walls. The existing Connecticut avenue façade of the building was retained and incorporated into the structure of the new building.
Client: Chatelain Architects
3400 11th Street Commercial Units, NW
Washington, DC – Structural design services were provided for a two story addition to an existing single story retail building. A full basement level was provided beneath the existing grade slab of the building requiring underpinning of the existing foundations. The existing roof was removed and replaced with a new wood framed floor design for a commercial use. Total estimated construction cost was $ 1.8 million.
Virtue Feed and Grain
Alexandria, VA – A detailed field investigation and condition assessment and structural design services were provided for the restoration and conversion of the historic Alexandria waterfront 2-level warehouse mansion for use as a restaurant. Structural repairs were required to remediate previous water damage to the existing two-story load bearing brick structure. Floor live load upgrades were required to provide assembly and storage spaces in the building. Large new wall openings were required in order to bring additional light into the building and provide new openings for egress.
Client: Bartzen + Ball Architects
Dumbarton Oaks Fellows Housing
NW, Washington, DC – Structural design services were provided for a three story 15,000 GSF interior renovation and a 16,000 GSF addition to convert an existing chancery into an academic/dormitory use. The interior renovation work included the relocation of the elevator and stair core, the removal of the partial 3rd floor level and the removal of large portions of the exterior walls structure to accommodate to new 4-level additions having a total construction cost of $14.3 million. Included in the program are studios, sleeping rooms, bathrooms a fitness room and a 1,200 GSF multi-purpose room. The existing exterior façade of the original 3-story building was retained and incorporated into the new structure due to zoning requirements.
Client: Cunningham + Quill Architects
White Star Restoration
Staunton, VA – A detailed structural survey and condition assessment, structural analysis and design services are being provided for a renovation and restoration to the historic White Star Mill. The building was analyzed for the impact of adding 2nd floor retail space, two stories of office space and two stories of residential condominium use. A loft level above the condo space was considered to take advantage of the high floor to roof space at the 5th floor level. An option for a roof terrace and roof top mechanical was considered. Construction costs were $3.9 million for the 32,000 SF building.
Client: Frazier Associates
1341 K Street, NW
Washington, DC – Structural design services are currently being provided for a new 27-unit, 5-level residential building having a footprint of 5,800 GSF per floor. Cantilevered balconies are provided at the sides of each unit. A 3,500 GSF penthouse level with adjacent private roof terraces and a community deck are provided at the 5th floor level. A podium slab is provided at the basement floor level for separation between the apartments and the mechanical room.