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District Department of Transportation Awards Design Services for New Headquarters to FOX Architects

December 13, 2010

Washington, DC - December 13, 2010.  FOX Architects, LLC and GPI/Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. were selected by Monument Realty and the DC Department of Real Estate Services to design the new headquarters for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) located at 55 M Street, SE, near Nationals Park, in the Half Street district of Washington, DC.

The 150,000 square feet office headquarters will be located on five floors of the building with occupancy expected in the summer of 2011. The project will enable consolidation of the administrative offices of the DDOT. The project is being designed to meet LEED ID&C v3.0 with a certification goal of Silver.  The building also has achieved LEED Gold.

FOX Architects designing the interior space for DDOT is enabling collaboration and communication by creating an open office environment. Conferencing areas and enclosed offices are located toward the center core of each floor to allow for optimal efficiencies and access to natural light for all employees. By employing environmental branding strategies, FOX Architects is creating a truly distinguished space for DDOT. Sustainable design strategies and materials are being utilized to meet the LEED Silver certification target.

GPI is providing engineering design services for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the project. Sustainable design strategies include reducing connected lighting power density to15% below that allowed by ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007; installing occupancy sensors for 75% of the connected lighting load; and providing individual lighting controls for 90% of the occupants to enable adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences.

“FOX and GPI/Greenman Pedersen clearly submitted the strongest proposal at the best price and presented a team with a depth of experience representing a strong capacity to get the job done on time and on budget.  They have proven this capacity during the design phase along with adding an element of creativity to the DC Design Standards that will create an exciting dynamic space for DDOT’s staff.”  Julia Moran Morton, Project Manager.

About FOX Architects, LLC:
Ranked among the Largest Design Firms in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, FOX Architects is an award-winning firm of 50+ Architects, Interior Designers, and Graphic Designers with offices in Virginia and Washington, DC. Our portfolio highlights expertise in academic facilities, corporate commercial headquarter campuses, government/contractors, technology, law firms, associations, and mixed-use projects at the local and national level. Our unique multi-
disciplined design strategy seamlessly incorporates both our base building architecture and
interior design capabilities. The partnership of these two disciplines ensures that each project will be conceived and constructed from the inside out, and the outside in. For more information visit us online at and follow us on Twitter @FOXArchitects

About GPI / Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.:
GPI is a nationwide engineering design firm with over 30 years of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection experience in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.