Federal Center Plaza Washington, DC

Services Provided by Donohoe:

  • Project Management
  • Workplace Transformation


The General Services Administration leases approximately 350,000 SF on behalf of a federal agency for its headquarters location in downtown Washington, DC.  The building was designed as a build-to-suit for the agency in the early 1980s and has been continuously occupied ever since.


Despite a few updates and partial refurbishments over the preceding years, the government workspaces were showing signs of functional obsolescence, the result of changing technology, staffing, and security standards.  Notwithstanding the situation, the building presented locational and other attractive features that could not be replicated in the marketplace.  These factors, coupled with a mandate for the agency to remain fully operational, demanded that DRES determine a creative workplace solution that would accommodate a full workplace transformation.


DRES renovated 9 floors of existing hard wall offices into an open office space plan that met the standards of a federal mandate to reduce agencies’ footprint by consolidating workforces.  The project included space buildout, mechanical/electrical upgrades and full data infrastructure replacement. DRES performed the work in phases, utilizing prepared ‘swing space’ in adjacent areas to accommodate the client’s schedule.

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