Mexican Cultural Institute

The home of the Mexican Cultural Institute is situated on the 2900 block of 16th Street.  The Institute is the former residence and consulate building of the Mexican Ambassador.  Constructed at the turn of the century, elaborate music halls, grand parlors, and entertainment rooms occupy the majority of the structure. Recent renovations include the installation of exhibit space and an auditorium into the existing structure. Among the renovations were modifications to accommodate exhibit space and an auditorium.

Henry Adams performed the initial field investigation, and recommendations, including a cost estimate.  Henry Adams was approved to design the replacement and modernization of the HVAC and electrical system.  The design work included a new air conditioning system, temperature and humidity control, new electrical service and a new addressable fire alarm system. The electrical distribution system was completely replaced. Careful attention to preservation of the many unique architectural features was paramount in this renovation including concealing cabling within the plaster walls and discretely locating new air conditioning diffusers. Henry Adams provided construction administration services during the construction phase.

Additional Information:

LocationWashington, DC
Construction Value $1,000,000
OwnerThe Wiechers Corporation
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