OF OFFICES & SPECIAL PROJECTS
A list and
short description of larger office and special contracts completed
by Fisher and Strachan, Inc. (FSI).
Whole Foods, East Coast Headquarters, North Bethesda, MD
A full floor office renovation of the 9th floor, and partial
renovation of the 10th floor. A combined 30,000 square foot build
out of the head quarters for Whole Foods, Inc. A time critical
project, that had numerous construction changes was completed on
time by working closely with the client, architect and tenant to
create an impressive office space. This headquarters includes high
end finishes such as walnut doors, casings, cabinetry and furniture,
maple ceiling and wall panels, as well as specialty flooring and
cabinetry designs. A specialty IT Server Room and Remote Generator
were installed as the backbone for the IT Equipment that services
this tenant's east coast IT operations. Also incorporates standard
office space and systems furniture for a complete, impressive, full
service build out.
Broadsoft Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
A full floor build out in a single story building along the 270
Corridor in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Included several new roof top
units, systems furniture, office space, meeting rooms, and an
extensive IT Server Room for this Internet Company. Responsibilities
included pre-construction budget pricing, value engineering and site
work renovations to the exterior building and parking facilities.
Of Engineers, Design/Build, Full Floor Office Replacement
A major fire damaged finishes on several floors and completely
destroyed one floor (42,000 sf) of offices. FSI completed the
design/build contract to replace the systems that were destroyed.
Responsibility required design and construction to be completed on a
"fast track" schedule to replace all architectural,
mechanical and electrical systems. In order to meet the Owner's
schedule and for Owner to avoid lease payment penalties, FSI
completed drawings for permit prior to award of contract. Project
was designed by Keith J. Hunter, Architect. Contract was awarded on
a negotiated basis.
Development Center, US Coast Guard Bldg., SW, Washington, DC
Complete interior renovations with exterior modifications made for
access. Complete Day Care facility established within a privately
owned, government leased building. Design considerations included a
special emphasis on the quality, performance and content of the
finish materials. Extensive renovations to existing mechanical,
electrical and plumbing systems to accommodate the needs in a full
service child care facility. Project designed by CHK Architects.
Contract was awarded through a competitive bid process.
Offices Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
Fast track office renovations with major improvements to the
building core systems being required. Success of project required
close cooperation among CIGNA's representative, the design team and
FSI. Project designed by Friar & Associates. Contract was
awarded through a competitive bid process.
James Offices, 1401 Eye St., NW, Washington, DC
Renovation of high profile, street level office space for this
national stock brokerage house. Special features of this project
included a blending of open and private office, conference/meeting
space and custom built-in furniture and reception desk. Project was
designed by Gensler Associates. Contract was awarded through a
competitive bid process.
Williams Drive, Fairfax Virginia
Involved complete interior renovations of large office suite for
corporate use. Special features of this project included renovations
of public corridors and lobbies and creation of special conference
facilities. Project designed by Burroughs Roos Grierson. Contract
was awarded through a competitive bid process.
Office Properties, Trizechahn Offices, Arlington, Virginia
Complete demolition and interior development of office space for
this international, real estate organization. Special features of
the project included upgrading mechanical system, curved accent
walls, special wall and floor finishes. Responsibility included
close coordination with management and existing tenant to complete
the renovations in phases to relocate existing tenant without
interrupting tenant's daily operation. Project was designed by Burns
& Associates. Contract was awarded through a competitive bid
Cohen Law Offices, 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Complete demolition and interior development of Class A, legal
office space for prominent law firm. Special features of this
project included conference room with computer controlled audio and
video equipment, a reception area with special floor and wall
treatments, as well as custom built furniture and millwork. Project
was designed by Burns & Associates. Contract was awarded through
a competitive bid process.
of Engineers, Special Office Renovations, 20 Mass. Ave., NW,
Washington, DC $260,000
Several major office renovation projects have been secured through
negotiation and through the competitive bid process in this building
which is privately owned, government leased and completely occupied
by the Corps. Executive offices were completed on the eighth floor.
Special features included upgraded finishes including millwork,
heavy wood trim and upgraded floor and wall finishes. Major office
renovations were completed throughout the sixth floor including
changes to the basic mechanical system.
Winston Company (Transwestern Carey Winston), Maryland, Virginia and
Washington, DC Offices
Complete demolition and interior development of Class A, corporate
office space for one of the largest real estate firms in the
Washington, DC area. Special features of these projects included a
conference room with computer controlled audio and video equipment,
a reception area with high level of finish for flooring, wall
treatments and custom built millwork/furniture, extensive office
space with a blending of open offices, private offices and support
rooms to increase efficiency of daily operations. Projects were
designed by Associated Space Design (Virginia) and Gensler
Associates (Washington, DC). Contracts were awarded through the
competitive bid process.
Martin Offices, North Myer Drive, Rosslyn, Virginia
Renovations to offices and installation of special security features
regarding entry/access and operations. Improvements included
reception areas, conference rooms, office space and maintenance of
facilities over a decade or more of service. The Lockheed Martin and
FSI relationship began in the mid 1980's. Contracts were awarded on
negotiated and competitively bid basis.
Toilet Rooms and Core Area, 20 Mass., Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Complete renovation and upgrade of finishes for the toilet rooms,
drinking fountains and replacement of stair railing in building of
approximately 450,000 sf of net, leased area. Special features of
this project included installation of electronically controlled
plumbing fixtures, replaced toilet partitions and provided modern
accessories, upgraded light fixtures and lighting features, custom
fabricated stainless steel handrails, custom steel picket frames
with wire mesh in-fill and installation of steel and concrete ramps
to provide handicap access at all garage entrances to elevators.
Project designed by Burns & Associates. Contract was awarded on
a competitive bid basis.
Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, Maryland
Extensive renovations made to vehicular storage bay, as well as the
sleeping quarters, dining, and shower/toilet room areas. Special
features of the project included extensive pre-contract value
engineering by FSI of HVAC and plumbing systems and coordination of
trades to insure that the efficiency of the emergency response
teams, in this 24 hour-per-day, seven-days-per-week operation was
not impaired. Project was designed by Donnally & Associates.
Contract was awarded on competitive bid basis.
TW Perry, Linthicum, Maryland
Renovation to an existing one story building to include office space
and a Show Room for this building supplier. Included specialty
millwork and cabinetry to accommodate the clients retail needs.
Included value engineering of the HVAC and electric systems. And
included a furnish and installation of an emergency generator. The
value engineering and close working relationship with the client and
architect resulted in a quick completion of this difficult project
that came in under budget.
City Sports & United Colors of Bennetton, Gallery Place, Chinatown, Washington, DC
Worked in conjunction with an out of state contractor / developer to
build two retail spaces that are part of the MCI / Verizon Center.
Worked with out of state clients, architects and developers to coordinate
the local on site construction. Our on site superintendent had the
responsibility of coordinating all on site trades for the successful
completion of these retail spaces. Responsibilities included working
with the base building contractors and developers of the MCI / Verizon
Center whose work was on going during our construction build outs.
and Corridor Improvements, 8618 Westwood Center Drive, McLean,
Special features of the project included complete upgrade of core
fire alarm systems renovations of the elevator cabs, as well as
replacing all finishes of lobby and corridor ceilings, walls and
floors. Finishes required the mixing and blending of different
materials which required extensive analysis of materials and
coordination of installation details. Contract was awarded on a
competitive bid basis.
Operations Center, Corps. Of Engineers, 20 Mass. Ave., NW,
Renovations to existing office space to provide high level security
area. Special features of the project included installation of sound
rated doors, security hardware and supplemental computer room
flooring, mechanical and electrical systems. Responsibility included
consultations on design and security features to insure proper
coordination of contract-required and Owner-furnished systems,
supervision and coordination of specialty contractors and
“in-house” tradesmen, and testing to insure proper quality level
of installation was achieved. Project was designed for the Corps. of
Engineers by Grimm & Parker, Architects. Contract was awarded on
a competitive bid basis.
CONTRACTS, SAME OWNER/BUILDING
for World Bank, 1776 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
FSI completed contracts direct with the building owner for six full
floor renovations throughout this building whose primary tenant was the
World Bank. “In-house” trades personnel completed the bulk of
the architectural trade work including demolition, ceiling work,
partitioning, flooring and base, purchase and installation of all
doors, frames and hardware, as well as the painting and wall covering
Gray Hawk, Alexandria, Va.; Crystal City, Va.; Vienna, Va.
Completed several floors of office space in several locations for this
government security contractor. Included standard office space, systems
furniture, IT Room, Meeting Rooms with SCIF requirements as required by
this specialty contractor. Responsibilities included value engineering
of HVAC and electric systems that would not compromise the security
requirements. Special sound proof wall and ceiling systems and security
hardware were typical elements for this client's projects.
Command SCIF Room - top secret SCIF room utilizing masonry and steel
plates for intrusion and radio frequency shielding/integrity. Full
electrical and telephone filtering, separate (24 hour -- 7
days/week) HVAC systems, complete with sound attenuation including
white noise systems, sound rated doors, security hardware and
bank-type vault door at entry.
AT & T offices, Washington, D.C.
2. Mitre Corporation, Rosslyn, VA
3. Photon Research, Inc., Rosslyn, VA
4. U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Washington, D.C.
5. Symmetron, Inc., Fairfax, VA
6. Symmetron Prefab Vaults Renovation, Fairfax, VA
7. Honeywell, Inc., Marine Division, Rosslyn, VA
8. GTE Corporation, Tysons Corner, VA
9. Schafer Corporation (W.J. Shafer Associates), Rosslyn, VA
Depository of Washington, Bethesda, MD,
required installation of a complete 24 hour vault and safety deposit
box facility. Project requirements included bullet proof glass,
steel plate lined vault with special security, electrical and HVAC.
Bank of Maryland, Ridgefield Branch, Ridgefield, MD,
installation of full service bank including special security,
electrical and HVAC requirements. Special feature of project
included demolition of concrete on grade and installation of a six
sided reinforced-steel and concrete safe deposit structure compete
with bank-vault door.
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