What’s Next: Elevating Existing Buildings

GHT provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and energy modeling services for the renovation of The Square, the highly anticipated food hall and market in the International Square Building in Washington, DC. Designed to meet LEED v4 ID+C Retail certification requirements, this 25,000 SF venue has revitalized downtown DC with more than a dozen vendors and the capacity to host up to 500 diners in its indoor and outdoor spaces. 

With many design considerations pertaining to MEP systems integration, the GHT team utilized their expertise with renovation and repositioning projects to ensure efficient utilization of resources and seamlessly integrate the MEP systems throughout the building. In our latest case study, Principal Jim White shares how the GHT team elevated an existing building to transform The Square.