Midtown Center


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

865,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$650 Million


WDG Architecture

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the development of the 14-story trophy office building at1100 15th Street NW in Washington, D.C. Midtown Center serves to replace the current headquarters of The Washington Post, and house the new headquarters for Fannie Mae.

To make way for this large project, two existing buildings were demolished; one being the iconic Washington Post Headquarters. The development is unique, its U-shape frame connects with pedestrian bridges that span the width of the 45,000 SF courtyard and connects far reaching areas of the development.

WM was responsible for completing a survey to mark (STM), ALTA/NSPS survey, and boundary, topographic, and utility surveys.
The WM survey team also provided alley closing support exhibits and building plats for the project. Extensive permitting coordination was provided by WM in order to address the site issues for this unique development. Stormwater management design for the project included a harvesting cistern for cooling tower makeup, green roof, bio-retentions on structure, and irrigation. WM coordinated review and approvals by the Zoning Commission, DC Council, and DDOT.

Midtown Center achieved LEED Gold certification.

Photos courtesy of: SHoP Architects

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