VIKA provided surveying and civil engineering services for the site design of National Public Radio’s new headquarters building. This project highlights VIKA’s façade surveying experience and our ability to provide detailed horizontal and vertical location of interior building columns and structural details for building renovation efforts.

The project included the re-use of a historic warehouse, the former Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility. Constructed in 1927, this industrial Art Deco building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.  The façade and portions of the existing four-story structure at 1111 North Capitol Street (listed on the historical registries of both the District and the US government) were also retained and integrated with a new 10-story office tower.

The headquarters building contains 500,000 SF and 20,000 SF of retail space. The building was designed to achieve Gold-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  The project was awarded the 2014 AIA Potomac Valley Design Award and the Washington Business Journal’s 2013 Best New Office Development.