The challenge

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structure, has produced countless medical discoveries since it opened in 1953; however its age and outdated systems were limiting the building’s usefulness.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 solution

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.