The George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health + Health Services


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

180,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$75 Million


Payette Associates

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying and civil engineering services for the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. This new facility is the first stand-alone home for the School of Public Health and Health Services, and serves more than 200 faculty, and 1,200 graduate and undergrad students.

The program includes classrooms, research laboratories, departmental office space, conference rooms, and a central atrium. The seven-story building is organized into two halves, with two additional stories located below grade. The project incorporates numerous sustainable features, including a green roof, native plantings, low-flow plumbing fixtures, lighting controls, CO2 monitoring and numerous local, rapidly renewable and recycled content materials. The Warwick Building, previously located on the site, was razed in preparation for the construction of this new facility.

WM was responsible for completing a boundary, topographic, and utility survey for the project site. Stakeout services were also provided. WM completed a full scope of civil engineering services for the project, including site design, stormwater management, utility design, water quality measures, raze documents and land surveying services.

The building and site were designed to incorporate green design features, and was awarded the rare Platinum LEED certification.

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