Grunley has been awarded a $35.8 million contract by Fairfax County Public Schools to renovate the Carl Sandburg Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, Grunley will construct three additions to the school totaling 6,000 square feet. This is the fifth project Grunley will perform for the Fairfax County school system. Perkins Eastman is the Architect/Engineer for the project.
Grunley is pleased to announce that Mark D. Laudo, AIA, has joined the company as Director of Preconstruction Services. In this role, Mark will manage all design-build and design-assist projects, both pre- and post-award; participate in the design development process; perform conceptual estimating services; and coordinate with the project owners and designers to meet the needs of individual projects.
Mark has 28 years of progressive experience in the construction industry ranging from Project Architect to Construction Executive for a local general contractor. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations for Brothers Concrete and BakerDC, LLC – a subsidiary of Baker Concrete.
Grunley has increased its presence in the higher education market with the addition of two new buildings at American University (AU). The firm will provide construction management services for the 122,000 square foot “Cassell Hall” and construct the 53,400 square foot “Nebraska Hall Addition.” These new residences will significantly expand AU’s inventory of student housing options with 358 suite-style beds at Cassell Hall and 152 apartment-style beds at Nebraska Hall. Both projects were designed by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and will seek LEED® NC 2.0 Gold certification.
Grunley has been awarded a $38 million contract to renovate and fit-out three buildings and construct a new guardhouse at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Two of the buildings slated for renovation – the Chancery and the Consular – were designed by one of Germany's most prominent architects, Egon Eiermann, in the 1960’s.
The eight-story Chancery Building is approximately 95,000 square feet. Grunley will perform a complete upgrade of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems; harden the structure; and conduct extensive fire proofing. The building shell will be improved by the installation of specialty windows coming from Germany. Grunley and Annen, the German window contractor, will work together in completing the Chancery’s exterior envelope. At the Chancery Annex, Grunley will install a new sprinkler system and restore the existing finishes and surrounding grounds.
Grunley is pleased to announce that Joel P. Zingeser, FAIA, LEED® AP, has been named Vice President of Planning & Business Development. Joel has been serving as Grunley’s Director of Corporate Development since joining the firm in 2000.
As Vice President of Planning & Business Development, Joel will provide leadership in the development of plans for future growth in market sectors, services, and geographic locations. His background as an architect and consultant in building industry technology in both the public and private sectors has helped Grunley grow over the past decade into one of Washington’s leading general contracting firms.