Arlington, VA / Shalom Baranes Associates
The renovation of Pentagon Wedges 2-5 was a phased design/build renovation of 4 million square feet. The project brought all remaining un-renovated areas of the building into compliance with modern building, life safety, ADA and fire codes. Work included removal of all hazardous materials, replacement of all building systems, addition of new elevators and escalators to improve vertical circulation, and installation of new security and telecommunications systems. Force protection initiatives prompted by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack have been successfully incorporated into the design. These include increased blast resistance, improved fire protection/life safety, and inclusion of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) protection. Heller & Metzger also served as the LEED consultant for Wedges 2-5. We coordinated a team of 10 consultants to guide an eclectic mix of disciplines, including civil engineers, MEP engineers, HVAC engineers and contractors, through the LEED certification process.