U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Exterior Restoration, Washington, DC
MGAC provided project management services for the restoration of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s historic headquarters in Washington, DC.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 97-year-old Beaux Arts building has hosted Presidents, international dignitaries and business leaders from across the world. The landmark building, which resides just one block away from the White House, has a rich history.
As one of the first major rehabilitations of this landmark building, the scope of work consists of a full restoration of the facade and building envelope while keeping historic preservation at the forefront. Work included structural repairs, stone masonry repairs including reconstruction of the entire limestone balustrade, new PVC and copper roofs, hazardous material abatement, restoration of 200 historic windows, 67 new storm windows, updated lighting, new landscaping, historic plaster ceiling stabilization and revitalization, and the addition of an accessible entry.
Despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the downtown DC riots in 2020, the project was completed on schedule and on budget without sacrificing quality. MGAC is honored to be playing a part in helping to ensure it continues to support the mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for years to come.