Marine Barracks Washington Building 8 Renovation

Location: Washington, DC

Constructed between 1903 and 1906, Building 8 is a National Historic Landmark Site. The site is also listed on the National Register and in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites. The Barracks serves the oldest active post in the Marine Corps, founded in 1801 by President Thomas Jefferson. Continuing a long tradition of service in the nation’s capital, the Barracks supports both ceremonial and security missions. To meet functional requirements for contemporary usage, a renovation was needed. The renovation design includes structural modifications to reflect space requirements; building systems upgrades; Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; and Anti- Terrorism Force Protection. All work was conceived to minimize impact to historically significant spaces and features and meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

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