Scottish Rite, House of the Temple - Renovation
Location: 16th and R Street, NW, Washington, DC
Contract Amount:$50+ million
Date of Completion:2016
The House of the Temple is the headquarters for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. It is a National Historic Landmark that houses exhibits and archives of significance to freemasons. The building was designed by John Russell Pope (e.g., National Gallery of Art, National Archives Building, Jefferson Memorial) and completed in 1915. The renovation of the Scottish Rite, House of the Temple is one of the first major renovation projects to use Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). The restoration and renovation project will encompass upgrading the building's mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire and life safety systems to current standards, as well as improving emergency egress and access for the disabled. Elaborate finishes and stonework will be protected during the construction process.