The George Washington University Science + Engineering Hall

Location

Washington, D.C.

Services

Survey
Civil Engineering

Project Size

750,000 SF

Completion Date

2015

Total Cost

$275 Million

Client

Ballinger

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying and civil engineering services for the renovation of the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall on George Washington University’s campus. The 750,000 SF project spans a full city block, and is the largest academic building of its kind in Washington, DC. The hall is also the first new major laboratory building on GWU’s campus in over 50 years, and is the University’s largest capital construction project to date. WM provided full civil design services including grading, stormwater management, sanitary design, and water quality measures.

Prior to the design phase, WM provided surveying, bench marking, and programming services in preparation of the forthcoming design phase. Innovation and sustainability are evident throughout the design. Significant upgrades to the Central Utility Plant systems helped to greatly reduce the university’s carbon footprint by 8,100 metric tons per year.

The building’s design brings together research and teaching spaces previously spread across a dozen buildings, and nearly doubles the space on campus available to a variety of science and engineering programs. The eight-story facility also has two levels of below-grade parking.

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