National Institutes of Health
Clinical Center Renovation
The National Institutes of Health is the primary agency of the federal government responsible for biomedical and public health research. Founded in the late 1880s, NIH has played a pivotal role in making important discoveries that improve health and save lives, helping US citizens live longer, healthier lives and spearheading medical advancements that benefit the world.
The original Clinical Center, a 14-story, 2.5-million-square-foot structure, has produced countless medical discoveries since it opened in 1953; however its age and outdated systems were limiting the building’s usefulness. NIH needed to renovate former patient care areas in the E Wing to create more state-of-the-art facilities.
Our designs supported the overhaul of the entire E Wing and its intended operations to achieve LEED Gold Certification. All piping mains were sized for maximum calculated flow plus 20% overage to allow for future expansion, and pressure services will accommodate each unique need, depending on the function of each space.
When completed, the E Wing will house several critical institutes, like the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes.