Cato Institute Expansion and Renovation
The Cato Institute Expansion and Renovation project nearly doubled the size of the Cato Institute’s existing headquarters at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Clark completed the complicated work while the Cato Institute's existing headquarters remained in operation.
In the first portion of this project, Clark demolished an adjacent building, constructed a new, seven-story structure south of the existing Cato building, then connected the two at each level. The team also added one level of office space to Cato’s existing, six-story building. Throughout, the team ensured that the new building blended seamlessly with the exisiting facilty, both structurally and aesthetically. The new building, totaling 76,000 square feet, includes two levels of below-grade parking, expanded office space, a 200-seat auditorium, conference and classroom facilities, a fitness center, a library, and a roof terrace.
The Cato Institute remained operational during the expansion and renovation, which required selective demolition. Extensive measures were taken to make sure that occupants were not disrupted, and the job was phased to minimize the impact to the owner so work was performed out of sequence.