Architura was hired by the GSA to conduct a PDS study to analyze uses and propose building upgrades to completely install a new automatic fire sprinkler system, new HVAC system, new lighting and electrical services above all ceilings. The work also included a detailed survey of specifications and construction elements to help the building comply as a LEED certified building. Principal, Chuck Kotterman is a LEED certified architect and worked with the GSA to developed specifications and estimates for LEED compliance. Estimated construction cost was $31,000,000. Services included architectural space analysis and construction phasing, HVAC, Fire Protection design and cost estimation. Critical analysis of working with the FBI, Homeland Security and CIA offices were included in the analysis of construction procedures.
Architura completed multiple design and construction administration projects for the General Services Administration at the Minton-Capehart Building.
These projects include:
- A sprinkler expansion, HVAC design and LEED preliminary design analysis for the entire building
- Designed a replacement of the cooling towers and controls
- Exterior wall panel cleaning and envirnmental administration
- Design to improve chilled water pumping systems
- Redesign of employee kitchen & food services
- Federal highway office expansion
- Daycare kitchen study
- Parking garage renovation
- O & M Contract Closeout Inspection Services
- Entire 2nd and 3rd floor building renovation for the new Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices
- Cafeteria upgrade design
- Concrete wall repair, contractor pay-application approvals
- VBA fiduciary offices renovation