CLIENT

National Institutes of Health

DESCRIPTION

Clinical Center Renovation

SERVICES

Mechanical & Electrical
Fire Protection

LOCATION

Bethesda, Maryland

YEAR

Projected 2021

CONSTRUCTION COST

$181 million

PROJECT PARTNER

Perkins + Will

SIZE

250,000 square feet

Designing State-of-the-Art Facilities at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center

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structure, has produced countless medical discoveries since it opened in 1953; however its age and outdated systems were limiting the building’s usefulness.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