Grunley Wins USDA-ARS BARC Building 005 Renovation Project
Grunley has been awarded a $42.1 million design-build contract to renovate the USDA-ARS Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) Building 005 in Beltsville, Maryland. The 52,580 SF, four-story laboratory/office building was originally constructed in 1942 and currently supports BARC’s Crop and Food, Human Nutrition, and Natural Resources Research Unit. This project will consist of "gut and rebuild" renovations to modernize the building and create state-of-the-art laboratory facilities while preserving the exterior’s historic fabric and mitigating environmental hazards. The scope of work also includes replacement of demolished features, upgrade of all utilities and laboratories, and providing office/lab swing space or sequencing as needed. Our design partner is Page Architects. This marks Grunley’s third project within the past three years at the USDA Beltsville campus – including the ongoing BARC Building 002 Renovation and the recently completed George Washington Carver Center Modernization.