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LEED / Energy Solutions

Our team is well-versed with the concepts of sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, atmospheric protection, and uses of renewable materials and resources that are the basis for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System®, and have utilized the system on several of our recent design projects. Every choice we make in design has an environmental consequence. A sustainable design perspective is essential to retain the vital resources of our planet.


The project mission was to survey, evaluate and propose solutions to improve the infrastructure elements of the 135,541 sq ft of Building 110. Investigations identified critically deteriorated elements that needed to be repaired, elements that no longer met the operational needs of the hospital, and elements that were outdated and needed to be modernized or brought into compliance with current accessibility, life safety and energy codes.

Read more: Implement Master Plan, Infrastructure & Design, VAMC Hampton, VA

   

Project P-214V (under the direction of HBA Architects) consisted of renovations and additions to two historic structures, Building 705 (constructed in 1830) and Building 706 (constructed in 1881). These buildings were formerly officer family, duplex, housing quarters. The structures were repurposed into office spaces for two NAVSEA organizations relocating to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard under BRAC V, NAVSHIPSO and NAVPESO directives. The project fell under the scrutiny of the State Historic Preservation Office (Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources) and was required to carefully preserve the structures’ original design and construction to the greatest extent possible.  The changes necessary for adaptive reuse included structural repairs and strengthening to the existing buildings, hazardous material abatement, new egress stairs and chair lift to the first floor, new utilities, and on-site parking. This project also required demolition of existing garages on the property. The design, including new and replaced areas, comprised nearly 21,368 SF, excluding unoccupied basements and attics.

Read more: P-214V, Engineering Management Conversion of Bldgs. 705 & 706, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA

Bowman, Foster & Associates teamed up with Andre Marquez Architects to provide a design team for this new 22,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver certified dining facility for a federal government agency. The spaces designed include a large lobby/reception area with fireplace, a full commercial kitchen with a capacity to serve 250 meals per hour, breakfast, lunch and dinner, a servery area with grille and self-serve features, a 250 seat dining area, including a separate executive dining area with A/V conferencing capability, a café/bar area and a large patio for outside eating. Project scope included structural interior design and furniture selection.

Read more: Dining Facility at Harpers Ferry, WV

 

The new, LEED Silver, Design-Build project, 32,000 SF single story facility provides child care services for 300 children between the ages of six weeks to six years. Samaha Architects design highlights details of the historic Georgian architecture found at the United States Marine Corps Base Quantico and compliments the residential character of the local neighborhood. This facility houses age specific, self contained child care modules, administrative offices, a warm and welcoming reception area, staff training spaces, a service kitchen, and necessary support spaces creating the “home away from home” environment for the children as well as the 50 staff child care givers. A dominant translucent canopy shelters children and parents as they approach the main entrance.

Exterior amenities include child activity areas with developmental play equipment, shade areas and toy storage facilities. AT/FP requirements have been seamlessly integrated into the entire facility. Sustainable design features include integrated Low Impact Design techniques and a photovoltaic roof panels system. A solar display within the lobby allows children, parents, and staff to monitor the use of solar energy generated by the photovoltaic roof panels. This facility achieved LEED Silver certification.

Read more: Quantico Child Development Center, Quantico, VA

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