The National Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC

Renovation and Restoration of a DC Landmark

Originally constructed in 1924 and expanded in the 1960s, the Neo-classical headquarters of the National Academy of Sciences required extensive updating to modernize building systems, accessibility, and functionality. Revit® was a critical tool, enabling Mueller’s engineers to route new mechanical/electrical systems throughout the historic structure, including challenging, constricted spaces. Engineering highlights encompassed extensive new sustainability and energy conservation measures and equipment, including the introduction of building-integrated photovoltaics.

The building was also expanded to improve circulation, add meeting areas, and improve access for visitors entering the public galleries and auditorium. The project, which is highly visible along Constitution Avenue, won many awards, including the D.C. Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Architect

Quinn Evans Architects

LEED Facts

Level: Gold
Type: LEED for New Construction
Status: Registered
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LEED® Facts

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC
LEED for New Construction
Registered

  • Category: 
    GOLD
    Rating: 
    42*
  • Category: 
    Sustainable Site
    Rating: 
    9 / 14
  • Category: 
    Water Efficiency
    Rating: 
    2 / 5
  • Category: 
    Energy & Atmosphere
    Rating: 
    8 / 17
  • Category: 
    Materials & Resources
    Rating: 
    8 / 13
  • Category: 
    Indoor Environmental Quality
    Rating: 
    11 / 15
  • Category: 
    Innovation & Design
    Rating: 
    4 / 5

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  • We are always pleased with Mueller’s work. They are thorough in their review and understanding of existing systems, savvy with technical and design solutions, meet their deadlines, and their follow-through is very strong. All of the attributes came into play in the renovation of the National Academy of Sciences project.

    Larry Barr, AIA
    President, Quinn Evans Architects
  • We are always pleased with Mueller’s work. They are thorough in their review and understanding of existing systems, savvy with technical and design solutions, meet their deadlines, and their follow-through is very strong. All of the attributes came into play in the renovation of the National Academy of Sciences project.

    Larry Barr, AIA
    President, Quinn Evans Architects