Project Info

  • Client AARP
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Size 50,000

Foundation Group Headquarters

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the 50,000 square foot renovation of AARPs Foundation group. The mechanical systems were replaced and upgraded throughout the space in order to meet the new spaces needs and provide sufficient heating and cooling, maximum controllability, and upgraded DDC controls which tie back into the base building management system so that the maintenance staff can monitor and control systems more effectively. The electrical systems were designed to provide electrical services for the mechanical, lighting, fire alarm, and the high-end AV systems throughout the space. The lighting design was both efficient and thoughtful, utilizing high-end lighting for ambiance and energy efficient fixtures that all tied back into the base building lighting control systems. Our plumbing engineers worked hard to support the architect with the design of a pantry kitchen located on a bridge between the two buildings with no space to run piping beneath the floor. The endeavor required close coordination and creativity in order to maintain the location of the pantry and provide the cohesive congregating space between the two buildings for which the client was looking.