Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center


With a new six-story medical office building on Parcel 17 at St Elizabeths East, Whitman‑Walker consolidates and replaces two outdated facilities. The new Max Robinson Center will accommodate more than three times the number of people previously supported by the original center in Anacostia and the Capitol Hill Youth Services site. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for the project featuring a curved facade.

SGH consulted on the design of the exterior wall assemblies and roofing. Highlights of our work include:

  • Reviewing the building enclosure design for airtightness, watertightness, thermal performance, condensation resistance, and constructability, and recommending ways to improve performance
  • Consulting on a visual mockup of the facade, including aluminum-framed unitized curtain wall, terra cotta rainscreen with aluminum-framed windows set in punched openings, cassette-type curtain walls at the ground floor storefront, and metal panel cladding at the penthouse
  • Developing details to integrate the various enclosure systems
  • Providing construction phase services, including visiting the construction site to observe installation of the enclosure systems to compare with the design intent, witnessing field testing of the curtain walls and helping the contractor address complex field conditions

Project Summary



Completion Date


Project Size
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Health Care & Life Sciences
Redbrick LMD
Specialized Capabilities
Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Jeffrey Kerr
Jeffrey Kerr
Building Technology Division Head, Washington, DC