GHT Limited Recognized at 2024 WBC Craftsmanship Awards

Firm Earns 18 Awards in Various Project Categories

Arlington, VA (April 17, 2024) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, received 18 awards across numerous categories at the 2024 Washington Business Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards.

As the most-awarded project in DMV commercial real estate history, Amazon HQ2 Metropolitan Park, was recognized with 16 awards. Metropolitan Park received awards in Finishes – Painting & Wallcovering, Concrete – Precast Concrete, and Doors & Windows – Exterior Glass. In addition, the project received two awards in the Sitework – Landscaping category and was nominated for a special star award for Mechanical – HVAC-Sheet Metal.

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Amazon HQ2 Metropolitan Park includes two new buildings, comprised of more than 2.1 million square feet of sustainable office space. Photo Credit: Magda Biernat.

Metropolitan Park’s Tenant Improvements received awards in Electrical – Lighting Systems, Electrical – Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear, Electrical – Telecommunications Systems and Facilities, and Electrical – Special Systems.

GHT partnered with Gensler to create workspaces where occupants could work and collaborate creatively. Photo Credit: Magda Biernat.

Metropolitan Park’s Project Coco also received an award in the Electrical – Lighting Systems category. Metropolitan Park’s Center of Energy also received awards in Electrical – Lighting Systems, Finishes – Drywall, Finishes – Painting & Wallcovering, Metals – Miscellaneous Metal Fabrication, and Woods & Plastics – Architectural Millwork.

Metropolitan Park’s Center of Energy provides a space for occupants to collaborate. Photo Credit: Magda Biernat. 

“As the world’s largest LEED v4 BD+C building, our implementation of innovative MEP systems and sustainability strategies contributed to the project’s success”, says Principal and Lead Mechanical Engineer for the project, Brad McNiff. “I’m excited to see how Amazon HQ2 Metropolitan Park continues to shape sustainable design in the DMV.”

In addition to Metropolitan Park’s awards, two additional GHT projects received awards. In-Q-Tel’s space in McLean, VA, was recognized with an award in Electrical – Lighting Systems and our Confidential Client’s Washington, DC office was recognized with an award in Finishes – Drywall.

“It’s an honor to continue to see our projects recognized at the forefront of innovation and excellence”, remarks President Patrick Kunze, “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and I look forward to seeing what’s next.”

WBC celebrated these award-winning projects on April 5th, at the 68th Annual Craftsmanship Awards Banquet in Washington, DC. GHT is proud to be among the firms honored at this awards ceremony.


About GHT Limited

GHT provides innovative mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions for the built environment. Our approach integrates proven techniques with the latest technologies and sustainable design practices. In addition to MEP design and commissioning for base building systems and interiors, GHT offers operations and energy services that enhance building performance and real estate advisory services that inform investment decisions. For 59 years, GHT has helped improve efficiency and value for commercial, institutional, and government real estate in the Washington, DC region.

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