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Republic Square | Phase II

The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by LEO A DALY to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant in the design and construction of this new 238,000 square foot core and shell commercial office building. The eight-story building will be located just one block from Union Station in downtown Washington, DC. The team has established the goal of achieving a LEED Silver rating under the LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development Rating System. Special sustainable design considerations for this project include balancing the integration of ample natural light through the all glass building envelope with delivery of a high-performance building that will yield energy savings to future tenants; exterior landscaping designed to be both durable in an urban environment and native; and a fully equipped fitness center for all building occupants that will include underground secure bicycle storage.

Saint-Gobain North American Corporate Headquarters

The Sheward Partnership was selected by Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects to provide LEED and Sustainability Consulting Services for the new Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The project involves the major renovation and addition of an existing office building built in the 1960s. The scope includes mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades, and also extensive site work. The 4-story building features Saint-Gobain’s innovative Sage Glass electronically tintable glazing to reduce solar heat gain and glare throughout the day. The project anticipates Gold certification under the LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development Rating System, and also, the LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System.

Manko Gold Katcher Fox, LLP

The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by Manko Gold Katcher Fox to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant on their new 20,000 square foot headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. MGKF chose to relocate their office suite to another floor in the same building. The project included interior glazed partitions to allow daylight to penetrate deep into interior spaces. Reclaimed hemlock lumber was locally sourced from an old building for entry signage and the lobby coffee table. The project was awarded LEED Gold certification under the LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System. The project is separately metered, and Manko Gold Katcher Fox is saving 50% on utility costs when compared to their previous office suite in the same building.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by University Place Associates to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant on the interior fit-out of the new 50,000 square foot commercial office for the Philadelphia-based U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The office occupies the first three levels of the Platinum certified 2.0 University Place commercial office building in West Philadelphia. The Sheward Partnership provided project specific sustainability strategies, integrating the LEED Rating System with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ national sustainability policy. The project was awarded LEED Platinum certification under the LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System.

1 Country View Road

The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by Liberty Property Trust to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant on the major renovation of the existing 1 Country View Road commercial office building. The project achieved LEED Gold certification under the LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development Rating System. The project involved extensive core area upgrades including plumbing, lighting and HVAC systems as well as exterior building envelope modifications to improve energy efficiency and performance.

Philadelphia International Airport – American Airlines Terminal F Baggage Claim Building

The Division of Aviation and the City of Philadelphia commissioned The Sheward Partnership to expand and renovate the existing Terminal F. The Sheward Partnership was the Architect of Record for the original Terminal F design completed in 2001. The $125 million expansion includes a new $42 million Baggage Claim Building which anticipates LEED Silver certification. The task also involves a $30 million improvement to the Terminal Building, including inline baggage screening, an expanded security checkpoint and new public toilet rooms.

Philadelphia International Airport – American Airlines Terminal F Hub

The Division of Aviation and the City of Philadelphia commissioned The Sheward Partnership to expand the existing Terminal F. The Sheward Partnership was the Architect of Record for the original Terminal F design completed in 2001. The first task under the $125 million expansion was a renovation and expansion of the existing Terminal F Hub. The project enlarged food and retail concession space by 20,000 square feet and it is projected to increase concession offerings by 150%. The new Hub also provides expanded vestibules for added shuttle capacity and a new information desk and centralized flight information display.

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Concourse A 5-Gate Expansion

The Sheward Partnership was tasked with the design of a 5 Gate Expansion of Concourse A at BWI Airport. The cantilever form of the building is a response to pushback tractor clearances at the apron and a need to maximize the upper level on a constrained site. Concession opportunities and the holdroom capacity also reflect an increase in the aircraft size and passenger demand. The design offers passengers a high, open space, filled with natural daylight and views to the aircraft and airfield beyond.

Philadelphia International Airport – Terminal F

American Airlines and the City of Philadelphia commissioned The Sheward Partnership to prepare a comprehensive design followed by construction documentation and construction phase services for a new 38-gate aircraft regional terminal. The design, which encompasses 190,000 square feet and 35 acres, has a construction cost of $99 million. The Sheward Partnership is responsible for coordinating the activities of sixteen subconsultants with design specialties in roadways, aprons, hydrant fueling, baggage handling systems, elevator and escalator systems, and security systems.

Harrisburg International Airport – New Airport Passenger Terminal

The Sheward Partnership provided full architectural services to the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) for its Capital Improvement Program. To increase flight capacity, efficiency of operations, security and passenger service, SARAA launched an ambitious building program. Included are the extension of the existing internal loop road, expansion of the airfield apron, erection of a new Terminal Building, an intermodal transportation center and a train station to be operated by AMTRAK. All buildings are linked by climate-controlled pedestrian bridges. These improvements promise to position Harrisburg International Airport for a growing share of the air travel market.