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USGBC National Capital Region Announces 2021 Community Leader Project Award Finalists

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USGBC National Capital Region (USGBC NCR) is pleased to announce our 2021 Project Award finalists. Our Community Leader Awards promote and recognize excellence in sustainable design, environmental stewardship, and community impact and highlight the green building initiatives and achievements of local projects, businesses, and individual leaders. Given in several categories, our Project Awards honor innovative, high-performance projects that are leading the way to a greener tomorrow for all in the DC metro region.


Winners will be announced alongside honorees from USGBC Maryland and Virginia during a special virtual awards ceremony at the annual A Midsummer Night's Green celebration on July 22. Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote during the ceremony to decide the winner of our 2021 People's Choice Award.


We hope you can join us as we raise a glass to our winners, and all our finalists! You can learn more about the event and register here.


2021 Project Award Finalists

Note: Project teams are listed below as submitted by the company that nominated the project. Nominating company is indicated with an asterisk.


650 Massachusetts Avenue, LEED Gold (view project profile)

Project Team:

Consultant - Sustainable Building Partners

Owner/Property Manager - Brookfield Properties*


Alice West Fleet Elementary School, LEED Gold (view project profile)

Photo credit Alan Karchmer

Project Team:

Architect - VMDO*

MEP Engineers - CMTA


American Geophysical Union, LEED Platinum (view project profile)

Project Team:

Owner - American Geophysical Union

LEED Consultant & CxA - Sustainable Building Partners*

MEP - Interface Engineers

Architect - Hickock Cole

Project Management - MGAC


City Ridge, LEED Gold (view project profile)

Project Team:

Owner Developer - Roadside Development

Consultant - Sustainable Building Partners*

General Contractor - Whiting Turner

Architect - Shalom Baranes


City View, LEED Gold (view project profile)

Project Team:

Owner/Developer - WC Smith

Architect - SK+I

Civil & Landscape - Bowman

MEP - Summit Engineers

Sustainability Consultant - Sustainable Building Partners*


DC Water Headquarters, LEED Platinum (view project profile)

Project Team:

Architecture, Lighting Design, MEP & Fire Protection Engineering - SmithGroup*

Client - DC Water and Sewer Authority

Design-Build Contractor - Skanska USA Building Inc.

Landscape Architecture - OEHME van Sweden | OvS

Structural Engineering - The SK&A Group

Associate Architects/Associate Structural Designers - Leuterio Thomas, LLC

Civil Engineering - Wiles Mensch Corporation

Commissioning - SETTY & Associates

Traffic Consultants - Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc.

Program Managers - Samaha Associates, PC

Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Consultants - Studio of Sandra Ragan

Owner's Representative - Constance Schwartz


The Universities at Shady Grove Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building (BSE), LEED Platinum (view project profile)

Project Team:

Owner - Universities at Shady Grove

Architects - Cooper Carry + Lake|Flato

Construction Manager - Gilbane Building Company

Lab Planning - Research Facilities Design

Landscape Architect - Mahan Rykiel Associates

Mechanical/Electrical Engineer - Affiliated Engineers Inc.

Plumbing Engineer - Global Engineering Solutions

Structural Engineer - Cagley & Associates

Civil Engineers - Site Resources, Inc.

AV/IT/Security Consultant - Convergent Technologies Design Group

Geotechnical Engineer - Schnabel Engineering

Code/Fire Protection/Site Electrical Engineer - WFT Engineering

Elevator Consultant - Atlantic Consulting

Traffic Consultant - Wells + Associates

Signage Consultant - Mimar Architects

Waterproofing Consultant - Curtain Wall Design Consulting

Water Use/Wetlands Consultant - Biohabitats

Materials Consultant - Building Green

Wind Engineer/Air Quality Consultant - CPP Energy Modeling

Surveyor - Accurate Infrastructure Data

Commissioning Agent - ONIX

Cost Consultant - M.A. + Associates

FF&EL - NIKA Solutions

Expediter - NMP Engineering Consultants

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