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Government Projects

  • NIH Bldg 13 IT Offices Mimar designed a new home for an NIH IT group that has been without permanent facilities for a few years. The design transforms dingy basement space into a fresh open‐plan office with high ceilings and modern finishes, encompassing 2,750 SF. Conventional GWB partitions are used in concert with demountable partitions. A “cloud” ceiling with a curved metal grid ceiling contributes to the sense of openness and modernity. This project shall not exceed $925,000.


  • NIH Bldg 35 Corridor Mimar was asked to renovate a corridor leading to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The 1,450 SF corridor has a tired, “back‐of‐house” feeling, which MPM of DC is eliminating by replacing the carpet with a contextual “neuron and synapse” terrazzo pattern finish, upgrading the lighting and ceiling, and creating in‐wall storage for recycling bins that are currently located haphazardly in the corridor.


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Addition/Renovation Bldg. #16 This project included a new addition and renovation to the existing Building 16, which is used as a base maintenance facility. The existing building required asbestos abatement and selective demolition. The renovation consists of new offices, dressing facilities, bathrooms, and shower and locker areas. The site construction included the removal of in-ground hazardous materials to an off-site location, excavation, new asphalt parking, new sidewalks and new storm sewer facilities. This project was completed beyond the original target date due to unforeseen contaminated soils and owner requested changes to the contract. Mimar provided project management and all architectural design services, including construction administration for the project. [Mimar]


  • Design/Build for US Homeland Security, US Coast Guard Mimar was awarded three separate Design-Build contracts through competitive bidding. Mimar designed all three facilities with in-house architectural, mechanical and electrical staff, handled the hiring of contractors for general construction, HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Prepared cost estimates, reviewed subcontractor’s bids, prepared payment schedules, monitored construction progress, procured materials, prepared payment and construction sequence schedules, solved construction problems, coordinated with utilities companies, conducted construction progress meetings, walked through the site with the owner’s project manager, executed punch list.


  • USACE: IDIQ Contract for Design-build Repair/Upgrades at Joint Base Andrews and Ft. Belvoir Mimar is currently providing architectural and engineering design services as part of an IDIQ contract for USACE. Tasks included upgrades to six (6) hangers at the Andrew Airforce Base for the installation of a complete wet type sprinkler system, decommission excess components of the existing deluge system, and provide a complete new high efficiency foam system. Additional tasks include the renovation of the 7,000 SF basement in the administrative Building 315 and renovation to a 23,861 SF General Repair Facility. Scope of work included fire protection engineering, interior design, preparation of construction documents, and HVAC and lighting replacement architecture and structural design.

  • Veterans Administration – Various Tasks VA Maryland Health Care System – Perry Point Mimar provided multi-discipline professional design services for Veterans Affairs for various tasks totaling $2.35 million in cost at the VA Maryland Health Care System – Perry Point, Maryland. Mimar provided full architectural services including investigative services, programming, preliminary design, and structural investigation and analysis, cost estimation, construction documents and construction administration. Mimar was responsible for project management and coordination with all disciplines, which included underground utilities detection, civil, structural and mechanical and electrical designs. The project required coordination with water tank specialists and environmental engineers. Extensive construction details were prepared.


  • NAVFAC IDIQ Contract for Architectural/Engineering services in support of projects at Military Installations throughout the Naval Facility Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic Region Mimar, as prime consultant, is providing Architectural and Engineering design services for several Military Installations which includes office facilities, training facilities (operational, maintenance and classroom), maintenance facilities, public works shops, and warehouses. Services under this contract include facility planning, preparation of engineering evaluations, project scope, and unit guidance costs or parametric cost estimating, development of alternatives and economic analysis; analysis of proposed sites for foundations, utilities, access, constraints and identification of environmental, sustainable design and anti-terrorism/ force protection issues.


  • DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) - IDIQ contract for miscellaneous architecture/ engineering services Mimar provided architectural and engineering services for this on – call architectural and engineering services contract for the Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons Mid-Atlantic region. Tasks included: FCI Memphis Mtl Bldg. - design and construction of a new 3500 SF generator building; Design Commissary FPC Alderson, WV - a new 5700 SF building at the FPC Alderson, WV designed to be aesthetically compatible with the existing historic brick buildings; Environmental assessment & MS4 Permit - FCC Petersburg; FCI Memphis Generator Building - Coordination of re-engineered foundation plan to incorporate structural reactions specific to the steel building manufacturer (PEMB) of record. 


  • Federal Bureau of Prisons, Design New Commissary Facility at FPC Alderson, WV Mimar provided A/E design development and construction documents services for a new Commissary project at the FPC Alderson, WV facility. The new 5700 sf building at the women’s camp to house a Commissary and an Inmate workstation area able to accommodate a camp capacity of approximately 1200 beds. Scope included full design services. Major elements including equipment, fire protection, mechanical, electrical, structural, telecommunications and plumbing systems will be conceptually designed, integrated and coordinated through enlarged scale drawings, and detailed elevations and plans. Additionally, we clarified the program information, and provide a reasonable basis for analyzing the cost and establishing a budget.


  • Embassy of Portugal, Washington, DC The design-build team of Mimar Ponte Mellor completed a total renovation and addition for the Embassy of Portugal on their acquired property located at 2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. The 100 year old historic building was renovated and fitted out to house the Embassy’s Chancery, including the office of the Ambassador and the Portuguese Consulate, administrative offices, conference rooms, employee kitchen and computer server room. ECB also installed a highly specialized ‘exhibit wall’ in the main reception area, a new building HVAC system, embassy quality UPS power systems, and retrofit of restrooms for accessibility. The project provides state of the art facilities for diplomatic conferencing and support functions meeting European Union and NATO standards. An Addition to the historic building was built at the rear, creating a new entry from P Street for the consulate function and an outdoor terrace at the Ambassador’s floor. The design-build team provided all pre-construction services including cost estimating and consultation regarding historic structural issues. The existing ground floor heavy-timber framing was reinforced with new steel beams and piers to s?? ff en the floor system to accept stone flooring. The design-build team examined the original building foundation system and advised on construction of the addition which houses a communicating stair and mail facilities. Using a design build delivery method allowed the Portuguese Ministry match the design to the earmarked budget while meeting the program goals. [Mimar]


  • Comptroller of the Currency (IDIQ), Washington, D.C. The contract provided nationwide on-call design and facilities management services for the OCC Headquarters, Field Offices and District Offices. Services were provided on a 24-7 basis, completing work on weekends, in the middle of the night and on holidays. One architecture team was dedicated to the OCC’s Field and District Office projects and traveled extensively to many locations to act as the OCC’s representative, advocating its interests and ensuring the satisfaction of end users. Another architectural team was dedicated to the OCC Headquarters, managing facility requirements. Services provided covered a wide variety of relocation and renovations of OCC Field and District offices. The Mimar team evolved into an extension of the OCC’s Real Estate & Design Services Group, working in the field to interact with landlords, consultants, end users and contractors so that the schedule and budget were maintained. Services have included space planning, construction documentation, furniture specifications, bid analysis, construction administration and move coordination services for office relocation, renovations and other as needed projects.


  • FBI Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Washington, D.C. Mimar provided architectural services for building of new vehicle maintenance and vehicle forensics laboratory for the FBI, Washington Field Office. Building consisted of 52,000 s.f. of work bays, offices, agent’s briefing room, secure radio and electronics shop and service equipment storage areas.


  • DIA Tenant Retrofit, Washington, DC Mimar provided Interior Architecture and Engineering services for the design and construction of the new office space for the Drug Institute of America. Mimar scope of services included space planning and selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E).


  • International Chancellery Park, Washington, DC, General Services Administration - Public Building Services Mimar provided architectural design services for the renovations of the International Chancellery Park. Project included  green spaces and new brick trails linking each green space throughout the park, and renovations to the main stair with new brick paver walkway to the park and new railings.

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