ENR Mid-Atlantic 2023 Awards

November 27, 2023

Two SK&A projects won awards in the ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects competition: The DC Department of General Services (DGS) Headquarters and the WilmerHale DC Law Firm Fit-Out. “Two panels of industry judges reviewed 70 regional projects located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Projects were evaluated based on project team ability to overcome challenges, contribution to construction industry innovation and best practice, community impact, safety and construction and design quality” (View ENR Announcement)

We congratulate our design and construction partners on each of these award-winning projects!

DC DGS Wins Best Project in Government/Public Buildings

Congratulations to the architect, Perkins Eastman, and to Gilbane Building Co., who submitted this project for the award and shared the following project description:

“The DC DGS Headquarters is a new six-story, 258,000 SF building delivered from kick-off to substantial completion in 18 months. The DGS Headquarters is part of the Northeast Heights Development, encompassing 1,500,000 SF of multi-phase, residential, retail, and office development in Ward 7 of Washington, DC. It is the first government office building to open under Mayor Bowser’s East of the River leasing strategy. To provide interest and aesthetic variation across the stack, Perkins Eastman DC assigned each floor a concept based on the sights and sounds DC residents can experience each day, which informed subtle variations in furnishings and finishes throughout the space.” (View Gilbane’s Announcement)

WilmerHale Wins Best Project in Interior/Tenant Improvement

Congratulations to the architect, WDG, and to Davis Construction, who submitted this project for the award. Their website provides the following description:

“The WilmerHale project is a law firm fit out consisting of approximately 200,000-SF located in new trophy office space in Washington DC.  The space is a combination of both Practice (offices) floors and amenity spaces(including PH conferencing and terrace space), 2 full-service kitchens, a servery with radial stone counters and sneezeguards, a stand-alone radial Multipurpose Room (MPR) and helical grand stair from their dedicated reception area!  The space featured about 35,000-SF of imported marble fabricated in Italy and Italian Unifor demountable office and conference fronts.  The demountables on level 2 featured bespoke radial termination points to compliment the base building radial features and lend a sophisticated look to the space!” (View Project on Davis’ Website)


We commend our SK&A Team Members for their work on these projects!

  • DC DGS Headquarters: Scott Stewart, PE, SE, David Pirnia, PE, Zachary Shugart, EIT, Gino Biagioni, Xavier McGruder
  • WilmerHale DC Law Firm Fit-Out: Tony Sadr, PE Ahmed Al-Rahmani, PhD, PE