Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided survey, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for the renovation of a 157,700 SF base building and 82,500 SF vertical expansion of an occupied building requiring work in a constrained downtown construction site. The project serves to provide new glass façade to replacing the existing granite and concrete, a new lobby, fitness center and roof deck, and general upgrades to transform 2000 K from an outdated building to a trophy class office property.
The WM survey team provided survey to mark, boundary, topographic, and ALTA/ACSM surveys for the development, as well as subdivision services. Civil services included site plans, grading plans, stormwater management design, and submission of the EISF to DCRA. WM also managed the setup and coordination of the Preliminary Design Review Meeting (“PDRM”) with DDOT to submit plans for both “Existing Conditions” and proposed work divided into “Surface Work”; and “Subsurface Work”. WM also set-up, coordinated and attended a Public Space Committee Hearing (PSCH) to review the public space elements at a DCRA public hearing.
The WM Landscape studio was responsible for design development including investigating issues, confirming design validity, and developing the hardscape and softscape materials. On-site and streetscape work includes hardscape design, trees, furnishings, and the use of appropriate materials to match the building development, as well as development of a green roof design. Personnel also prepared the appropriate documentation and plans required to comply with the DC Office of Planning Green Area Ratio (GAR) Requirements.
The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.
Photos courtesy of: Tishman Speyer