The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Grunley a $20 million contract to provide design-build services for the renovation of the Sidney Yates Building, located at the corner of 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. The Yates Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s United States Forest Service.
Grunley’s work will include the design and construction of new mechanical, electrical, HVAC and fire protection systems throughout the 180,000 square foot building, plus a tenant fit-out and replacement of windows for a 10,000 square foot USDA Child Development Center. All of this will be accomplished while protecting and preserving the structure’s historic fabric. The work will be completed to meet a tight seven-month schedule for re-occupancy of the building by December 2013, with the CDC operational in June of 2014.