Ariel Rios Federal Building - Phases I and II - Historic Renovation and Modernization
Owner: General Services Administration
$30,166,712 (Phase I)
$81,273,515 (Phase II)
Date of Award:
February 1991 (Phase I)
June 1997 (Phase II)
Date of Completion:
July 1993 (Phase I)
January 2000 (Phase II)
Notter, Finegold & Alexander (Phase I)
RTKL Associates, Inc. (Phase II)
Located at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, the Ariel Rios Federal Building is a central feature of the Federal Triangle Historic District. Grunley was responsible for the complete renovation of this building (Phases I and II). The building serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Phase I involved the modernization of the south half of the building (300,000 SF), and included extensive asbestos removal and demolition of all office space and machine rooms, and the installation of new mechanical, electrical, sprinkler and fire alarm systems. Historic areas were preserved.
Phase II completed the modernization of the remaining 600,000 SF facility. This complex renovation project was completed on time and within budget while the building remained occupied.
On the interior, Grunley:
- Removed all non-historic finishes;
- Removed hazardous waste materials (asbestos and lead);
- Removed and replaced the entire electrical and mechanical systems;
- Completely retrofitted historic passenger and freight elevators;
- Installed modern fire safety systems;
- Salvaged and restored existing doors, hardware, clocks, and light fixtures;
- Restored interior stone lobbies and stairs; and
- Installed a number of finishes.
- Construction Excellence Honor, GSA's 2002 Design Awards
- Award of Merit, Associated General Contractors of America, 2001
Last updated: January 18, 2011