UDC Relocation of Law library project, david a. clarke school of law, building 52

Washington, DC

- Project Cost: $9,000,000 

- Size:  65,000 SF Academic and Administrative spaces within a six-story building

- Notable Features: DC Green Building Code Compliant, Sustainable Design, Isolated Critical Conditions Archive Room Design, Bi-polar Ionization Generator for Indoor Air Quality, Acoustic Analysis to Optimize Classroom Conditions, A/V Design, HAZMAT Remediation, ADA/ABA Accessible, Project Phasing to Protect and Preserve Occupied Spaces During Renovation

- Project Summary: The project consisted of the repair and alteration of 65,000-SF of academic and administrative spaces located on the Lower Level and Third Floor of a six-story building. The project included architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, estimating, code compliance, life safety, quality control review, scheduling, space planning, and sustainability within the scope of work. Architectural scope required a building interior build-out designed in conformance with programming requirements developed through extensive interviews with the UDC Law School Staff and Faculty, as well as regional codes and UDC facility standards. Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing scope included HVAC, component/system assessments and design, focusing on occupant environmental comfort, longevity of equipment, operating energy efficiency, decreased maintenance, life-cycle analysis, specialized archival room for storage of historic legal documents donated by District Judges, and ease of maintenance access to equipment.