Renovation of an historic hotel near the White House

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The renowned Hay Adams was built in 1928 and is located across Lafayette Square from the White House. Girard Engineering designed new HVAC‚ plumbing‚ and electrical systems for the renovation of the hotel’s 145 guest rooms and suites‚ the hotel kitchen and dining room‚ and the lobby. Guest room upgrades included new HVAC‚ plumbing‚ lighting and voice/data systems. The kitchen replacement involved new exhaust ventilation and water-cooled food service refrigeration and air conditioning. Working with developer CGI and architect BBGM, Girard helped to compress the design and construction schedule to minimize hotel downtime.

In a subsequent project, Girard Engineering provided engineering services for new elevators and the addition of a ninth-floor event space. The space includes five connected dining rooms accessing an outdoor terrace and a 3,000-square-foot full-service kitchen. Mechanical and elevator rooms were relocated above the new space, which required coordination with the Commission of Fine Arts, Historic Preservation Review Board, and the US Secret Service.

The Hay Adams Hotel
Washington, DC