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SIGAL Wins at NAIOP MD/DC Awards of Excellence

Arlington, VA, October 2015— SIGAL Construction Corporation won two awards at this year’s NAIOP MD/DC 2015 Awards of Excellence.  The 13th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala was held on October 1 at the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC. 

Gang of Three – Award of Excellence for Best Renovation/Adaptive Re-use
This renovation, addition, and conversion of three 19th century townhouses into a single mixed-use commercial building is a prime example of a successful adaptive re-use. The new building provides entrances both on the heavily Victorian architectural street-facing side of the building as well as directly onto the designated historic district of Bladgen Alley. The rebuilt carriage house and new three-story masonry structure at the rear of the property blends in with the converted stables, shops, and homes of the alley. Restoration of the historic townhouses included the masonry remediation, repairs to cornices and turrets, and replication of some of the historical façade elements. The three existing structures and the addition are consolidated into one contiguous building with new interior pathways. 

The adaptive re-use of the townhomes into a mixed-use commercial building provides the neighborhood with additional amenities, augmenting the increasing vibrancy of the alley, in addition to providing needed commercial space centrally located to public transit and Washington, DC’s major commercial hubs. Tenants of the new development include The Dabney, The Columbia Room, Reformation, and Development Seed. The owner of the project is Douglas Development and the architect is Antunovich Associates

Liberty Place Lobby – Award of Merit for Best Common Area Use
The original lobby at 325 7th Street NW was a heavily ornamented series of spaces along a winding pathway to the elevators. The concept for repositioning the building was to completely transform the entry sequence by creating an ultra-clean, bright, and modern lobby that draws visitors in from the street and creates a clear pathway to the elevators. The 3,000 SF transformation was achieved by carving away an unused portion of the second floor to create a soaring two story space, matching the two story opening in the façade. Entry into the building is through a minimalist glass cube vestibule beneath a canopy. Simple lighting and wood veneer draw the visitor into the elevator corridor where a large, contemporary glass lantern marks the path to the elevator lobby. The lantern features a pixelated and abstracted tree design where each pixel is created by the numbers “325”, the building’s address number. The owner of the project is Paramount Group and the architect is Hickok Cole Architects.

About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1976, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of the USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit http://www.sigal.com.

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Melyssa Leibowitz, Marketing Coordinator
703-302-1570 or email at: mleibowitz@sigal.com
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Arlington, VA, October 2015— SIGAL Construction Corporation won two awards at this year’s NAIOP MD/DC 2015 Awards of Excellence.  The 13th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala was held on October 1 at the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC.