St. Elizabeths West Campus, Headquarters Building

Washington, DC

Market: Office




2014 Craftsmanship Award, Curtain Walls, Washington Building Congress
2014 Craftsmanship Award, Architectural Millwork, Washington Building Congress
2014 Alliant Build America Award, Design-Build Category, Associated General Contractors of America
2013 Design-Build Honor Award, Civic Buildings, Design-Build Institute of America
2013 Craftsmanship Award, Landscaping, Washington Building Congress
2013 Craftsmanship Award, Green Roof, Washington Building Congress
2013 Craftsmanship Award, Exterior Stone Masonry, Washington Building Congress
2013 Best Government/Public Buildings Project, ENR MidAtlantic
2013 Award of Excellence, Best Institutional Facility, NAIOP Maryland/DC
2012 Craftsmanship Award, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Washington Building Congress

The redevelopment of St. Elizabeths west campus includes a new 1.3 million sq ft headquarters building and associated support facilities.  Working with the Clark Construction/WDG Architecture design-build team, SGH consulted on the building enclosure design and construction for the array of interconnected buildings clad with a combination of stone, brick masonry, and curtain wall and covered with vegetative roofing.

Scope | Solutions

SGH worked closely with the architect and contractor to establish and execute the building enclosure design.

Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Establishing continuity of below-grade waterproofing across interconnected building segments with irregular footprints on a sloped building site

  • Coordination of both above- and below-grade expansion joints

  • Establishing water/air/thermal barrier continuity at roofing and curtain wall transitions

  • Critical review of the cable-supported curtain wall at the main entrance to the facility

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