Awards

The awards associated with our work result from the collaboration of the entire design and development team. Whether GHT has designed an MEP system for a recognized space; been honored for engineering excellence; or contributed to the attractiveness of a property on the market, it’s the element of teamwork that creates an award-winning project.

  • 2016 Awards
    • AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design: Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan
    • CREW DC Placemaking Award: The Darcy Condominiums and The Flats Apartments | Lot 31
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards
      • The Pinnacle Award and 10,000 SF-30,000 SF Honor Award for Ogilvy | 1111 19th Street NW
      • Under 10,000 SF Honor Award for American Gaming Association | 799 9th Street NW
      • 60,000 SF-100,000 SF Honor Award for Nixon Peabody | 799 9th Street NW
    • NAIOP Maryland/DC Awards of Excellence
      • Award of Excellence, Best Sustainable Project for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
      • Award of Excellence, Best Sustainable Project for 5600 Fishers Lane Department of Health and Human Services
      • Award of Excellence, Best Renovations and Adaptive Re-Use for 5600 Fishers Lane Department of Health and Human Services
      • Award of Merit, Best Mixed-Use Project for Lot 31 – The Darcy + The Flats at Bethesda Avenue
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear Category for: GSA Tenant Parklawn Building Renovation Data Center
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Telecommunications Systems and Facilities Category for: GSA Tenant Parklawn Building Renovation
      • Recognition in the Woods & Plastics: Architectural Millwork Category for: Nixon Peabody | 799 9th Street NW
      • Recognition in the Finishes: Flooring Category for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman | 1200 17th Street NW
      • Recognition in the Special Construction: Demolition & Abatement Category for GSA Tenant Parklawn Building Renovation
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2016: The Darcy Condominiums | Lot 31
  • 2015 Awards
    • AIANY Design Awards: Merit Award for Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards: Best Interiors over 50,000 SF, Award of Excellence for Intelsat | Tysons Tower
    • DESIGNArlington Merit Award for 3001 & 3003 Washington Boulevard
    • ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects of 2015
      • Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Award of Merit for Intelsat Headquarters
      • Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments: Best Project for 1200 Seventeenth Street NW
    • NAIOP Maryland/DC Awards of Excellence
      • Award of Excellence, Best Urban Office over 150,000 SF for 1200 17th  Street NW
      • Award of Excellence, Best Sustainable Project for 1200 17th  Street NW
      • Award of Excellence, Best Mixed-Use Project for 14W | 1315 W Street NW
      • Award of Excellence, Best Interiors Professional Service / Institutional Tenant up to 10,000 SF for American Gaming Association | 799 9th Street NW
      • Award of Excellence, Best Interiors Professional Service / Institutional Tenant over 25,000 SF for Google | 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW
      • Award of Merit, Best Interiors Professional Service / Institutional Tenant over 25,000 SF for Nixon Peabody | 799 9th Street NW
    • The Society for College and University Planning 2015 Honor Awards: Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus for Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2015 Awards of Excellence: Project of the Year | Core & Shell for Three Constitution Square
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Lighting Systems Category for:
        • Confidential Client, Washington DC
        • Intelsat | Tysons Tower
      • Recognition in the Finishes: Drywall Category for:
        • Intelsat | Tysons Tower
        • Berkeley Research Group | 1800 M Street NW
      • Recognition in the Masonry: Interior Stone and Marble Category for:
        • 799 9th Street NW Repositioning
      • Recognition in the Woods & Plastics: Architectural Millwork Category for:
        • Confidential Client, Washington DC
        • Intelsat | Tysons Tower
        • Sullivan & Cromwell | 1700 New York Avenue NW
  • 2014 Awards
    • AIA Maryland Design Awards: Merit Award, Interior Architecture for Choice Hotels International Headquarters | 121 Rockville Pike
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards: The Silver Award Gensler DC Office Expansion | 2020 K Street NW
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Best Building, Speculative Office 7 to 14 Stories: Award of Excellence for 3001 & 3003 Washington Boulevard
      • Best Interiors, Tenant Space 0-14,999 SF: Award of Merit for Global Impact | 66 Canal Center Plaza
      • Best Interiors, Tenant Space 0-14,999 SF: Award of Excellence for Crystal Tech Fund | 2231 Crystal Drive
      • Best Project Marketing: Award of Excellence for Design Lab | 251 18th Street South
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2014 Awards of Excellence
      • Project of the Year, New Construction for the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building Modernization
      • Project of the Year, Schools for Yorktown High School
      • People’s Choice Award for GHT Limited Headquarters
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2014
      • 1200 17th Street NW
      • Crystal City Innovation Hub
      • Franklin Square
      • PNC Place
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear Category for:
        • Three White Flint North Tenant Improvements
        • IAD 54 Data Center
        • IAD 32 Data Center
        • IAD 14 – POD1-POD7
      • Recognition in the Mechanical: HVAC Piping Category for National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at 5601 Fishers Lane Utility Plant
  • 2013 Awards
    • AIA Chesapeake Bay Annual Design Awards
      • Honor Award Non Residential for the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building Modernization
    • AIA Northern Virginia Annual Design Awards
      • Award of Excellence in Commercial Interiors for Volkswagen of America Headquarters
      • Award of Excellence in Commercial Interiors for 1620 L Street NW Repositioning
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Best Interiors, Building Common Area: Award of Excellence for 1320 North Courthouse Road
      • Best Real Estate Transaction – Lease: Award of Excellence for Intelsat | Tysons Tower
      • Best Building Renovation Capital Improvement: Award of Merit for Summit I & II
      • Best Project Marketing: Award of Merit for Reston Station
    • Building Design + Construction 30th Annual Reconstruction Awards
      • Silver Award for the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building Modernization
    • CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2013 Awards of Excellence: Sustainability Award for CoStar Headquarters | 1331 L Street NW
    • Great American Living Awards
      • Best Design and Architecture, Multi-Family New Construction Award of Merit for Flats 130 at Constitution Square
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards: The Bronze Award for Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) | 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2013 Awards of Excellence
      • Project of the Year, Commercial Interiors for CoStar Headquarters | 1331 L Street NW (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Floors)
      • Project of the Year, Core & Shell for 200 Eye Street SE Renovation
    • Virginia School Boards Associations (VSBA) Exhibition of School Architecture
      • Platinum Design Award for Yorktown High School
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Lighting Systems Category for Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) at Constitution Center | 400 7th Street SW
      • Recognition in the Masonry: Unit Masonry Category for Yuma Study Center
      • Recognition in the Special Construction: Thermal and Moisture Protection Category for Yuma Study Center (Star Award Nominee)
      • Recognition in the Metals: Ornamental Metal Category for The JBG Companies Headquarters | 4445 Willard Avenue (Star Award Winner for Visual Excellence)
      • Recognition in the Woods & Plastics: Architectural Millwork Category for Microstrategy | 1850 Towers Crescent Drive
  • 2012 Awards
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Best Building, Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence for Washington Gas Springfield Operations Center
      • Best Master Plan: Award of Excellence for Reston Station
      • Best Real Estate Transaction – Sale: Award of Excellence for Fairfax County Mid-County Human Services Center
    • Building Design + Construction: Engineering Giants (ranked #39 nationally)
    • Consulting-Specifying Engineer: MEP Giants (ranked #49 nationally)
    • GSA Office of Design & Construction (ODC) 2012 Project Management Awards: U.S. Department of the Interior Modernization Phase 5
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards: The Bronze Award for Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)
    • NAIOP Maryland/DC Awards of Excellence
      • Best Renovation / Adaptive Reuse Award of Merit for The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) Headquarters
      • Best Interiors Professional Service / Institutional over 25,000 SF Award of Merit for Boston Consulting Group
      • Best Real Estate Transaction Tenant Lease over 75,000 SF Award of Excellence for GSA Tenant Parklawn Building Renovation
    • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) DC Chapter Marketing Communications Awards: Best in Show; People’s Choice; and Best Web Site for www.ghtltd.com
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2012 Awards of Excellence: Project of the Year, Commercial Interiors for Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2012
      • Deal of the Year: 200 Eye Street SE Renovation
      • Rehab/Reuse Deal Winner: 200 Eye Street SE Renovation
      • Suburban Office Lease Winner: Intelsat | Tysons Tower
      • Land Deal Runner Up: Fairfax County Mid-County Human Services Center
      • Lease Renewal Runner Up: Gibson Dunn
      • Urban Office Lease Runner Up: Cooley | 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • New Office Development Runner Up: Three White Flint North
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical: Power Generation, Distribution, and Switchgear Category for Defense Health Headquarters
      • Recognition in the Doors and Windows: Windows and Storefronts Category for Boston Consulting Group
      • Recognition in the Woods & Plastics: Architectural Millwork Category for Boston Consulting Group
      • Recognition in the Finishes: Drywall Category for Vinson & Elkins
  • 2011 Awards
    • AIA Northern Virginia Annual Design Awards:  Award of Excellence in Commercial Architecture for PNC Place | 800 17th Street NW
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Best Real Estate Transaction – Lease Award of Excellence for Reston Station
      • Best Real Estate Transaction – Lease Award of Merit for The United States Defense Health Headquarters
      • Best Mixed-Use Project Award of Merit for Clarendon Center
    • Consulting-Specifying Engineer: MEP Giants (ranked #57 nationally)
    • CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2011 Awards of Excellence: Sustainability Award for the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Headquarters
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards
      • The Gold Award, Commercial Over 100,000 SF for Pew Charitable Trust
      • The Silver Award, Commercial Over 100,000 SF for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarters
      • The Silver Award, Commercial Between 20,000 and 100,000 SF for the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Headquarters
    • NAIOP Maryland/DC 2011 Awards of Excellence
      • Best Interior Tenant Space over 25,000 SF for Foley & Lardner, LLP
      • Best Mixed-Use Project for Waterfront Station
      • Best Real Estate Transaction – Sale or Recapitalization, $50+million for Two Constitution Square Office Building
      • Best Sustainable Design – New Building, LEED ND for One & Two Constitution Square Office Buildings
      • Best Sustainable Design – New Building, LEED C&S for PNC Place | 800 17th Street NW
      • Best Sustainable Design – Renovation/Retrofit, LEED NC for the American Society of Hematology (ASH) headquarters
      • Best Sustainable Design – Tenant Improvement, LEED CI for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarters
      • Best Urban Office over 150,000 SF for PNC Place | 800 17th Street NW
    • The Washington Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA | DC)
      • Chapter Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture for Pew Charitable Trust
      • Chapter Award of Excellence in Architecture and Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design for PNC Place | 800 17th Street NW
      • Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarters
      • Washingtonian Residential Design Award for WestEnd 25
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2011 Awards of Excellence:
      • Project of the Year, Neighborhood Development for Constitution Square
      • Project of the Year, Core & Shell for PNC Place | 800 17th Street NW
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards: Recognition in the Finishes, Flooring Category for Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • 2010 Awards
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Best Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 SF and Above, Arlington County Department of Human Services
      • Best Building Renovation Adaptive Re-Use Award of Excellence, 220 20th Street
      • Best Building Renovation Capital Improvement Award of Excellence for Republic Park 7
    • Consulting-Specifying Engineer: MEP Giants (ranked #38 nationally)
    • Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2010
      • Project of the Year, Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality for The Mason Inn and Conference Center
      • Project of the Year, Green Building for Two Constitution Square Office Building
      • Project of the Year, Office Buildings for Waterfront Station
      • Award of Merit, Green Building for One Constitution Square Office Building
    • NAIOP Maryland/DC 2010 Awards of Excellence for BP America Government Affairs Office
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Mechanical, HVAC – Piping Category for 1999 K Street NW
      • Recognition in the Doors & Windows, Curtain Walls Category for Crystal Plaza II
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Ceramic Tile and Terrazzo Category for Crystal Plaza II
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Drywall Category for Wyndham at National Harbor
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2010:
      • Best New Office Development Deal for One & Two Constitution Square Office
      • Best Rehab/Reuse Deal for WestEnd 25
      • Best Urban Office Sale Deal for Costar Group Inc. Headquarters at 1331 L St. NW
  • 2009 Awards
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards: Best Interiors Tenant Space 15,000 to 49,999 SF for Catholic Charities
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards
      • The Pinnacle Award and Gold Award, Commercial Between 20,000 and 100,000 SF for Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers (now Cassidy Turley)
      • The Gold Award, Commercial Over 100,000 SF for Volkswagen of America Headquarters
      • The Gold Award and Special Merit Award for Sustainable Design, Commercial Under 20,000 SF for Fox Architects’ DC Office
    • U.S. Green Building Council National Capitol Region Chapter 2009 Awards of Excellence: Project of the Year, Commercial Interiors for BP America Government Affairs Office
  • 2008 Awards
    • AIA Northern Virginia Annual Design Awards:  Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture, Lobby Design for Plaza East
    • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards
      • Award of Excellence, Best Building 8-14 Stories for 3120 Fairview Park Drive
      • Award of Merit, Best Interiors Tenant Space over 50,000 SF for Volkswagen U.S. Headquarters
    • IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards
      • The Gold Award and Special Merit for Sustainable Design, Commercial Between 20,000 and 100,000 SF for The Society for Neuroscience
      • The Gold Award, Commercial Over 100,000 SF for the American College of Cardiology
      • The Gold Award, Educational/Institutional for Atlas Performing Arts Center
      • The Silver Award and Special Merit for Sustainable Design, Commercial Under 20,000 SF for National Datacast
      • The Bronze Award and Special Merit for Sustainable Design, Commercial Between 20,000 and 100,000 SF for BP America Government Affairs Office
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards: Recognition in the Woods & Plastics, Architectural Millwork Category for Choice Hotels International Renovations
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2008: Best Multifamily Sales/Development Deal for CityVista
  • 2007 Awards
    • The Washington Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA | DC)
      • Chapter Award of Merit in Interior Architecture for SoundExchange
      • Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design for Society of Neuroscience
    • Real Estate & Construction Review Eastern Seaboard Edition
      • Recognition as one of the 50 Best New Construction or Renovation Projects for The Monarch
      • Recognition as one of the 50 Best New Construction or Renovation Projects for Union Row
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Mechanical, HVAC – Piping Category for National Geographic Society Heat Recovery Chiller Replacement
      • Recognition in the Special Construction, Historic Restoration Category for The Columbia Residences
      • Recognition in the Special Construction, Thermal and Moisture Protection Category for US Census Bureau Headquarters
  • 2006 Awards
    • AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture: for Woolly Mammoth Theatre
    • AIA Maryland Design Awards: Public Building of the Year for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
    • AIA Northern Virginia Annual Design Awards
      • Award of Excellence in Institutional Architecture for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
      • Award of Merit in Commercial Architecture for the Arlington Gateway Office Building
    • AIA Potomac Valley Design Awards: Chapter Citation, Design Excellence for Woolly Mammoth Theatre
    • Building of America Awards: Recognition as One of the 50 Best New Construction or Renovation Projects Within the Eastern Seaboard Region for The DeSoto
    • Builder Magazine: Builder’s Choice Award of Merit for The Metro
    • Delta Associates Mid-Atlantic Multifamily Awards: Most Innovative Mid-Atlantic Condominium Project for The Wooster & The Mercer Lofts
    • GSA Design Awards: Sustainability |Workplace Environment Award for the US Census Bureau Headquarters
    • Historic Annapolis Foundation: Preservation Award from the for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
    • Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Design Honor Awards: Interior Architecture Award for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
    • Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards: Merit Award for Government Architecture for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
    • Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2006
      • Award of Merit, Hospitality for The Westin Arlington Gateway
      • Award of Merit, Environmental for the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building Modernization
    • The Washington Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA | DC)
      • Chapter Award of Merit in Interior Architecture for Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center & Jewish Chapel
      • Washingtonian Residential Design Award and Chapter Award, Merit for The Metro
    • Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards
      • Recognition in the Electrical, Lighting Systems Category for International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ 2
      • Recognition in the Electrical, Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear Category for International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ 2
      • Recognition in the Masonry, Exterior Stone Category for International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ 2
      • Recognition in the Masonry, Interior Stone and Marble Category for International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ 2
      • Recognized in the Woods & Plastics, Architectural Millwork Category for International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ 2
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Drywall Category for the Four Seasons Hotel Renovation
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Marble/Granite Category for the Four Seasons Hotel Renovation
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Painting and Wallcovering Category for the Four Seasons Hotel Renovation
      • Recognition in the Finishes, Marble/Granite Category for Watson Wyatt Worldwide Headquarters
    • Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2006: Best Community Impact Deal for THEARC