Project Description

Building 33 Adaptive Reuse
Washington Navy Yard, DC

This project was a Design/Build delivery of a 156,000 SF adaptive reuse and renovation of a historically certified, 125-year-old building located on an historic quadrangle at the Washington Navy Yard.  The space includes SCIFs, clean rooms for computer and data systems, a state-of-the-art conference facility, a library, and training rooms for Foreign Service Dignitaries.  Building 33 received a Merit Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a  NAVFAC Commander’s Award for Design Excellence, as well as an Environmental Sensitivity Award; NAVFAC Command also recognized this as a sustainable design success story.


“Building 33 is a sustainable design success story. It provided us with a 15% reduction in energy consumption totaling a savings of $58,000 per year in utility dollars. Our upfront $95,000 investment in sustainable design was recovered in less than 2 years.”
Rear Admiral Michael R. Johnson
Chief of Civil Engineers, Commander
NAVFAC, Mid-Atlantic