Four Clark Projects Earn ABC of Metropolitan Washington Excellence in Construction Awards

October 07, 2013

BETHESDA, Md. – Four Clark projects were recently honored by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Metropolitan Washington with Excellence in Construction Awards. The U.S. Coast Guard HeadquartersArent Fox Tenant Fit OutMcDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Accenture received recognition for their exceptional construction and outstanding craftsmanship. Clark’s project teams accepted the honors during ABC’s annual awards dinner in September.

Completed under a design-build contract, the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters is a 1.2 million square-foot, 11-level office building located on the west campus of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital in southwest Washington, D.C. The project features an 800,000 square-foot, 1,973-space parking garage, and a central utility plant. Under a separate contract, Clark also delivered the Department of Homeland Security's National Operations Center—a mission critical space located within the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters campus. The 450,000 square feet of green roofs installed at the office building and garage are a key feature of the project, which anticipates earning LEED Gold certification.

Located at 1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, the 235,000 square-foot Arent Fox Tenant Fit Out is the definition of high-end design and construction. Home to one of D.C.’s most prominent law firms, the tailor-made space features a 150-seat auditorium, custom-designed water feature, curved drywall, multi-story open glass staircases, and egg-shaped pantries. Despite a tight nine-month construction timeline and unforeseen design changes, Clark delivered the state-of-the-art office on schedule.

The McDermott Will & Emery project, located at 500 North Capitol Street on Capitol Hill, consisted of six levels of tenant construction, including a cafe and a partial roof terrace. Built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold standards for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, the space features natural light, Energy Star-rated equipment and appliances, new furniture with recycled components, and locally-sourced building materials.

Accenture’s workplace, located on three floors of the LEED Gold certified 800 North Glebe office building, also constructed by Clark, was designed to attract and adapt to a new style of workers where those at every level of the organization feel more connected. Individual offices are managed by a real-time scheduling system, accessible from any computer or a touchscreen outside each room.