Mary E. Switzer Building
Built in the 1930s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 592,000-square foot Mary E. Switzer Building in Washington, D.C. required a complex, two-phase modernization inside and out. Hope’s was recruited to design and fabricate historically compliant blast protection windows with updated thermal qualities, conforming to the existing Egyptian Revival architectural details.
Hope’s has earned a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for everything they have done to make the windows on our project a resounding success. The project could not have come to fruition so seamlessly or expeditiously without the dedication and attention to detail by the whole organization.
APPLICATION & BENEFITS
To meet governmental standards for anti-terrorism and historical compliance, Hope’s steel windows with blast protection were custom designed to complement the integrity of this important period building. Hope’s successfully open-air tested its blast resistant windows and met the General Services Administration (GSA) security criteria for Level C and the Department of Defense (DoD) Anti-terrorism Standards.