GSA EPA Conference Center, Clinton Federal Building
The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building is a complex of historic buildings located at Federal Triangle in Washington, DC. The building was designed in the Classical Revival style and has extended curved facades decorated with sculpture and bas relief panels. Original construction of the first segment of the complex was completed in 1934, and held the United States Post Office Headquarters until the early 1970s.
The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building is currently home to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters. This project will develop approximately 20,000 SF of vacant space in the building’s connecting wing basement, formerly the EPA cafeteria and kitchen, into a state of the art Conference Center named after the first EPA Administrator, William D. Ruckelshaus.
The new Conference Center will provide modern conference capabilities including a 400 seat auditorium with flexible seating and large presentation screens, break-out rooms for smaller meetings and collaborative sessions, a reception lobby for pre-function gatherings, a pantry and serving area, storage space, restrooms, Wi-Fi and videoconferencing capabilities, flexible lighting technologies, and electronic displays for signage and wayfinding. The conference Center will include one large divisible room and a series of six smaller conference rooms.
AFG is providing full-time, onsite management of the EPA Conference Center Project within the Clinton building. For this project, AFG’s scope includes Project Management, Quality Control, Design Review, AV/IT Integration, and Commissioning services.
Structural improvements are required in order to open up the space to accommodate the new function. This includes removing four existing columns and replacing them with a series of transfer beams to redistribute the existing load.
The conference center will also employ the use of a cutting edge scalable and customizable AV system, including several cameras and flat panel displays along with integrated occupancy sensors and electronic room scheduling capabilities.