Renovation and restoration of 66,000 gsf of space among several existing historic buildings, dating from the latter part of the 19th century for office and retail use. A 74,000 sf addition to a new, concrete, nine-story residential wing was also added to the southside of the property.
Vacant for many years, water penetration into the buildings damaged the wood floor framing and exterior load-bearing masonry walls of the structures. The original wood cornice work and floors were restored, when practical, and replaced with matching materials in areas that were deteriorated beyond repair.
SK&A prepared the project specifications and bid documents for the masonry facade, wood floor, and wood cornice restorations, which were reviewed and approved by the DC Department of Historic Preservation. SK&A was also responsible for the coordination of the masonry facade, wood cornice, and wood floor restorations from the evaluation stage to inspection of the work. The timing of the work was critical due to the variety of trades involved, including new construction.