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National Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC United States

Quinn Evans Architects


Project Description

Designed and constructed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1924, the 192,000-square-foot building is located in a prominent location along the National Mall adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This comprehensive rehabilitation project integrates the conservation and preservation of the existing building while sensitively incorporating sustainable strategies and technologies. The design seamlessly integrates contemporary systems and engineering infrastructure within the historic fabric of the existing structure. The project required review by the Commission of Fine Arts, and the DC Historic Preservation Office.

The building serves as the headquarters for the National Academy of Sciences, a society of distinguished scholars dedicated to the furtherance and general use of science and technology.


Project Details

National Academy of Sciences
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    Larry Barr, Principal in Charge; Baird Smith, Senior Historic Preservation Architect; Tom Jester, Project Manager; Kathryn Irwin, Project Architect / Interior Designer, John Whitaker, Project Architect; Richard Hess, Project Architect; Purvi Irwin, Intern Architect; Sophie Machicoane, Intern Architect
  • MEP Engineer: Mueller Associates 
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman & Associates 
  • Fire Protection / Lfe Safety: The Protection Engineering Group 
  • Civil Engineer: Delon Hampton 
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    192,000 sq ft
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