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Event Center and Arena

GES is providing engineering services for a new 162,025 sf multipurpose facility with the flexibility to support both a mid major NCAA Division I athletics program and a variety of non-athletic events. The new facility will serve as an anchor to support all 400 of the universities student athletes competing in 19 sports. Spaces will include strength and conditioning, sports medicine, academic achievement center, team meeting rooms, coaches and athletic staff administration space. The non-athletic events include commencement, concerts, featured speakers, and... Continue Reading

Durden Athletic Center

As part of its strategic plan, Dickinson College made a commitment to update its dated athletic facilities to bring them on par with similar NCAA facilities. A 2013 Masterplan looked at similar Division III schools and provided a roadmap for developing facilities that would help them recruit and retain top ranked athletes to the school. Concurrent to this effort GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing fire protection and engineering services for the design of a new athletic training facility at Dickinson College. The project involved demolition of an existing locker room facility, and... Continue Reading

2321 4th St. NE

GES provided MEP & FP engineering design and construction administration services for a new six-story 125,000 sf development. The property features 116 rental units, 5,000 sf of retail, underground parking garage, conference space and a roof terrace. The project was designed to the Enterprise Green Communities criteria, which required the use of energy efficient equipment and reduced water demand. The HVAC system for the apartment areas included Energy Star rated split system heat pumps with auxiliary electric heat. The Constant Volume AHU’s are housed inside each apartment and the... Continue Reading

Facilities Management and Campus Police Headquarters

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the renovation of an existing 15,150 sf facility, and the addition of 7,040 sf. The renovated portions of the building will provide office and conference space for the colleges Facility Management Group, while the new space will house the Campus Police Department including administrative functions, in-take and processing, interrogation, training and a campus wide command center security... Continue Reading

Engine Company 16

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the total renovation of a LEED Silver fire station. This project is part of FEMS' overall efforts to comply with the City's Building Codes and Occupational Safety. Special attention was placed on this project as the building is a historic structure and it is the station that serves the White House. The entire interior of this building was gutted and GES designed new systems that are not only energy efficient but reliable due to the sensitivity of the... Continue Reading

Office of Thrift Supervision Headquarters

GES provided a facility condition assessment for OTS 494,000 gsf Headquarters Building. As part of the project, an initial survey of the existing systems was completed which allowed for an evaluation of the building condition and development of opportunities to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency. The result was a comprehensive ten-year plan for building-wide systems and components upgrades, which included a conceptual design for an immediate and long term strategic... Continue Reading

AARP Renovation

GES provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the build-out of 25,000 sf of shell space across two floors. The innovation laboratory features open collaborative areas, flexible conferencing areas with removable walls, team rooms, an outdoor patio area, and cafe. Other spaces include office and administrative spaces with open work areas, and furniture... Continue Reading

Alexandria Animal Hospital

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for a new 25,000 sf three-story Animal Hospital Building with an animal hospital facility, a 15,000 gsf parking garage, and 9,000 gsf of surface parking. The animal occupied spaces are served by two constant air volume rooftop units, due to the high number of air changes per hour recommended for these spaces. The units are equipped with energy-wheel type hat recovery units to achieve maximum energy savings from the exhausted air. In addition, GES designed an energy efficient power distribution system which included a class leading energy... Continue Reading

Design/Build Services for McKinley Technology High School

GES provided MEP & FP engineering services for the build out of a 66,000 sf unoccupied wing within the existing high school for use as a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school co-located on the McKinley campus. This project earned a LEED Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council which made it the first public renovation in the District to earn a LEED rating of this level. Awards: 2014 Award of Excellence for Commercial Interiors by the USGBC-National Capital Region Chapter 2015 Citation for Outstanding Design American School &... Continue Reading