Smithsonian Institution, The Castle
Henry Adams provided MEP engineering services for the assessment of the Castle, one of the nation’s most valued facilities of the Smithsonian Institution. The 110,000 SF Castle is located on the National Mall. When completed in 1855, the building housed all the Smithsonian’s operations including research and administrative offices, lecture and exhibition halls, a library and reading room, chemical laboratories, storage areas for specimens, and living quarters for the first Secretary, Joseph Henry, and his family.
The project scope included conducting assessments of the MEP systems throughout the building, and providing recommendations for remedial action to prevent failure risk and extend the life of the systems until the staff and programs are moved to a fully revitalized building.