Grunley Wins NAIOP DC|MD's Best of the Best Award
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Grunley was honored to be named the recipient of two NAIOP DC | MD Chapter Awards for our Carnegie Library Renovation project. In addition to winning an Award of Excellence in the Best Renovations: Historic Renovation category, the project was also awarded the coveted Best of the Best Award for Buildings, Grunley's first win ever in this esteemed category.
The Carnegie Library Renovation project was a unique and complex construction renovation of a well-known historic DC building. The scope involved renovating and revitalizing the Beaux-Arts style building according to its original design standards by carefully preserving the historic facades, reinstating the interior’s original footprint, and restoring early 20th-century detailing. Inspired by the rich history and architecture of the iconic building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, the new space was designed to be a center for the community to learn, discover and create, preserving Carnegie’s vision of a public and free space for all.