• 5101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016

German Marshall Fund Building


JVP Engineers, as consultants to RTKL architects, provided mechanical (HVAC), electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the renovation of this 19,290 square-foot building. The goal of this project was to bring it up to A-Grade office space and the team ensured that it met current code requirements for the 100 – 110 employees of the German Marshall Fund that are housed in the building.

There will be a mix of offices and cubicles; ideally there would be 30 – 40 offices. Some of the important aspects of the renovation involve the entry of daylight, office layout, the need for privacy, and acoustic qualities. The fit-out includes partitioning works, ceilings, floor finishes, electrical works, voice/data/cable communications systems, fire/life safety systems, security installation, air conditioning systems, plumbing and the selection of furniture. In addition, there will be a reception area, 2-3 x 14-20 person conference rooms and 2-3 x 4-6 person conference rooms (these should be enclosed, copier rooms, file rooms, kitchen, small gym with associated shower facilities. All toilets/shower facilities will be unisex.

JVP Engineers conducted a study of different alternatives to select the most energy efficient and appropriate MEP and Fire Protection systems for the building. This project was designed to meet LEED certification.


Construction date: 2013
Location: Washington, DC