DC Water Headquarters


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

150,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$55 Million


DC Water Headquarters

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the design-build development of a new 150,000 SF office for DC Water. The new headquarters facility serves to consolidate and relocate all DC Water administrative personnel onto one 2.75-acre site. The facility was built on top of an operating wastewater pumpstation in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Southwest Washington, DC.

The WM survey team provided boundary, topographic, and utility surveys as an existing conditions base for the design team. Additional survey services were provided to prepare property/easement exhibits as requested by DC Water. Civil scope of work included multiple phases of design services, ranging from schematic design to construction documents. A raze package, foundation to grade package (FTG), planned unit development (PUD), traffic control plans, and public streetlight plans were also provided.

WM provided permit services to submit, route, and obtain the necessary site approvals from DC WASA, DDOE for Sedimentation & Erosion Control, and Stormwater Management, Public Space and DDOT. Due to the site’s location along the Anacostia River shoreline, the WM team was tasked with addressing extensive permitting requirements, not typically encountered for a Washington, DC site.

The DC Water Headquarters has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Photos courtesy of: SmithGroup JJR

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