The AIA|DC Awards Presentation was held December 16th to commemorate architectural design excellence from the Washington, DC area. QEA took home three awards from the event including an Award of Excellence in Historic Resources for the National Academy of Sciences, an Award of Merit in Historic Resources for the Sherman Building Reconstruction and an Award in Architecture for the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
National Academy of Sciences
Quinn Evans Architects led the preservation and design for comprehensive rehabilitation, repair and upgrades to the National Academy of Sciences Building. The project integrated the conservation and preservation of the existing building while sensitively incorporating sustainable strategies and technologies. The design seamlessly integrated contemporary systems and engineering infrastructure within the historic fabric of the existing structure. All building restoration work was in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation. The project restored and improved the building’s historic envelope - including window refurbishment and replacement - upgrades interior spaces, increases accessibility, and revitalizes the building’s aging infrastructure and facilities.