National Archives - Renovation and Façade Restoration
Location: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Owner:National Archives and Records Administration (renovation and IDIQ) | National Archives Foundation (myArchives Store)
Architect:Hartman-Cox Architects and URS (renovation, façade restoration and IDIQ 1) | Archetal (myArchives Store) | Beyer Blinder Belle (IDIQ 2)
Contract Amount:$96 million (renovation and façade restoration) | $33.1 million (IDIQ 1) | $1.4 million (myArchives Store) | up to $30 million (IDIQ 2)
Date of Completion:04/31/2009 (renovation and façade restoration) | 12/31/2015 (IDIQ) | 11/01/2012 (myArchives Store) | 12/31/2019 (IDIQ 2)
Grunley's first project for the National Archives and Records Administration involved the complex renovation of the 950,000 square foot National Archives Building. We upgraded all of the major building systems, improved security and storage conditions for historical documents like the Charters of Freedom, brought the facility into code compliance, created new museum and exhibit space and a 290-seat theater, and cleaned and tuck-pointed the façade.
Following the façade restoration, Grunley was awarded a separate nationwide IDIQ contract to provide CM and design-build services for NARA facilities. To date, we have completed task orders at the National Archives Building in Washington DC, as well as its satellite facilities located in College Park, Maryland and Suitland, Maryland.
Most significant of the task orders is the National Archives Experience 2 (NAE2) project. The NAE2 project was carried out at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. and involved renovating the research library, creating a new orientation plaza, and building a new exhibit gallery. Lastly, Grunley fit-out the “myArchives Store” at the National Archives Building under a separate contract with the National Archives Foundation. The renovation project won 11 national and local awards, including seven craftsmanship awards from the Washington Building Congress. The NAE2 project won two craftsmanship awards from the Washington Building Congress.