German Embassy Renovation


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

4 Acres

Completion Date


Total Cost

$46.5 Million


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying and civil engineering services to renovate, rehabilitate and update three of the four buildings on the Embassy of Germany property located in NW Washington, DC. Buildings affected in these renovations include the Chancery Building, the Consular Building, and the Chancery Annex Building.

The renovations for this property sought to upgrade and enhance the fire and life safety systems, improve energy efficiency and security systems, and to eliminate existing hazardous materials conditions of all facilities. Enhancement of the property’s security system included Erection of a small guardhouse at compound’s entrance on Foxhall Road, enlargement of an existing guard house at the entrance to the Embassy property on Reservoir Road, NW, and replacement of the perimeter fence.

WM’s scope of services included site planning, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, utility planning, and EISF coordination. Utility engineering required review of existing drainage as well as an utility designation survey. WM was responsible for providing a Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) for the Chancery Annex that satisfied current environmental standards and regulations, and could be accomplished at a minimum cost and impact to the existing structures and property. Stormwater management plans included construction quality drawings and associated computations and analysis that were used to build facilities to dispose of stormwater on the Annex and its immediate surroundings.

Photos courtesy of: Sanborn; Grunley Construction

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