GSA DHS Headquarters Consolidation St. Elizabeths Campus (Phase II)

Federal & Defense Agencies

AFG was awarded a 5-year task order contract to provide Program and Construction Management services to support GSA NCR in implementing the 1.375 MSF Phase II of the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Consolidation to St. Elizabeths Campus in Washington, DC.

AFG is serving as the Federal Government’s representative providing the full range of construction management services including: construction management, inspection, scheduling, cost estimating, design services, construction phase, environmental reviews, commissioning services, claims analysis/claims defense, quality control, testing, public outreach, project close-out, administrative support.

Currently, the DHS headquarters consolidation is the largest federal project since construction of the Pentagon with all construction program phases estimated to be from $3 Billion to $4 Billion.

During this program, 22 simultaneous projects were managed for GSA by AFG, including:

  • Center Building Renovation

  • Center Building Annex (West Addition)

  • Central Utility Plant 2 Construction

  • Allison Building A, B, C & D Renovation

  • Relief Building Renovation

  • Home Building Renovation

  • Hitchcock Hall Renovation

  • Circulating Library Renovation

  • Engine House/Fire House Renovation

  • Ice House Renovation

The largest project renovated the historic Center Building to serve as the new headquarters of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The building is located on the St. Elizabeths West Campus. The Center Building was originally constructed circa 1840 to 1860 and has been vacant for the past 10 years.

The scope of work for this design-build project included architectural, engineering, historic preservation, construction, security, commissioning, and other related services necessary to renovate the building. The design conforms to GSA Design and Construction Excellence requirements. The Center Building renovation has an overall duration of 34 months.

Owner: GSA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Size: 1.375 Million SF

Construction Value: $250M

Completion Date: June 2019

Services: Close-Out, Construction Management, Cost Estimating, Design Management, Historic Preservation, Inspections, Program Management, & Scheduling

Team Members That Made It Possible

Kai Goodrich Titles: CCM, LEED AP, CHC
Louise Brodnitz Title: AIA AICP
Andrew Shipman Titles: CCM, LEED AP