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.