SOURCE: SmithGroup


October 01, 2009 15:08 ET

Andrew Rollman of SmithGroup Elected to Board of District of Columbia Preservation League

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Andrew Rollman, AIA, LEED AP, has been unanimously elected to the Board of Trustees of the District of Columbia Preservation League (DCPL). Rollman, a vice president with SmithGroup in Washington, DC, will also serve on the Issues Committee, the DCPL committee that reviews projects that have historic import and are slated for approval before the city's Historic Preservation Review Board.

Rollman has served as principal designer on a number of the city's most important historic resources. At 7th and F Streets NW, also known as Terrell Place, Rollman led the restoration of the 1924 Hecht Company Department Store and adjacent late nineteenth century buildings into 500,000 sf of mixed-use office, arts and retail. The project also includes a 10-story, 56,000 sf, 45-unit residential tower that combines historic preservation with new construction and a loft approach to unit design.

At 620 F Street, adjacent, Rollman helped design the 120,000 sf office building that contains the 900-seat Shakespeare Theatre. Presently, Rollman is helping to revive the Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church. The project includes the addition of 25,000 sf of new education, fellowship, and office uses for the church. A new glass atrium provides the entry to the church space as a base to 250,000 sf office building addition.

The mission of the D.C. Preservation League is to preserve, protect, and enhance the historic built environment of Washington, D.C., through advocacy and education.

SmithGroup ranks as the 7th largest architecture and engineering firm in the U.S. (Building Design & Construction "Giants" survey, July 2009) and employs 800. The firm is composed of client industry-focused practices serving the cultural, higher education, workplace, healthcare, and science and technology markets. With 346 LEED accredited professionals and 40 LEED certified projects, SmithGroup is a national leader in sustainable, environmentally intelligent design.

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